Senses and Sensation: Critical and Primary Sources offers a comprehensive collection of key writings essential to anyone wishing to gain a critical understanding of sensory studies. The four volumes include 101 essays from leading scholars in the humanities, social sciences, arts and design, biology, psychology and the neurosciences.Drawing upon historical and contemporary texts from a wide range of sources, this set is inspired by the sensory turn in the humanities, social sciences and fine arts which has challenged the monopoly that psychology formerly held over the study of senses and sensation. It also builds upon the revolution in psychology and the neurosciences which has led to an increased emphasis on the interaction and integration of the senses, in place of the one-sense-at-a-time approach.Ordered by discipline, the volumes cover geography and anthropology, history and sociology, biology, psychology and neuroscience, and art and design. Each volume is separately introduced and the essays structured into coherent sections on specific themes.
Table of Contents
Volume 1: Geography and AnthropologyIntroduction: On the Geography and Anthropology of the Senses, David HowesPart I: FoundationOvertures1. The Background to Pure Geography, Olavi Granö and Anssi Paasi2. Alternating Sounds, Franz Boas3. Sensible Qualities, Claude Lévi-Strauss in conversation with Didier Erbon4. Sensing the World in Cross-Cultural Perspective, David Le BretonDisciplines5. The Senses in Focus, Douglas Pocock6. Geography of the Senses, Paul Rodaway7. Anthropology of the Senses, David HowesPart II: Key Domains and ConceptsCosmology/Ecology8. ‘Blowing ‘cross the crest of Mount Galeng’: Winds of the Voice, Winds of the Spirits, Marina Roseman9. Topophilia, Yi-Fu TuanEmplacement10. Feeling is Believing, or Landscape as a Way of Being in the World, Edmunds Valdemars Bunkše Materiality11. Enduring and Endearing: Feelings and the Transformation of Material Culture in West Africa, Kathryn Linn Geurts and Elvis Gershon Adikah Memory12. The Memory of the Senses – Marks of the Transitory: The Breast of Aphrodite, C. Nadia Seremetakis 13. Sensing the Ruin, Tim Edensor Alterity14. Immigrant Lives and the Politics of Olfaction in the Global City, Martin F. Manalansan IV15. Sensing Muslim Difference, Youshaa PatelMediation16. Literacy as Anti-Culture: The Andean Experience of the Written Word, Constance ClassenMovement17. Culture on the Ground: The World Perceived through the Feet, Tim IngoldAffect18. Using ‘the Body’ as an Instrument of Research: Kimch’i and Pavlova, Robyn Longhurst, Elsie Ho, Lynda Johnston 19. Ordinary Affects, Kathleen StewartRepresentation20. Leviathan and the Experience of Sensory Ethnography, Christopher Pavsek21. Cybercartography: A Multisensory Approach, D.R. Fraser Taylor with Patricia Leean Trbovich, Gitte Lindgaard and Richard F. DillonGustation22. The Sensory Experience of Food, Lisa Heldke, Carolyn Korsmeyer and David SuttonSynaesthesia/Intersensoriality23. Brain and Mind in Desana Shamanism, Gerardo Reichel-Dolmatoff24. Synesthesia, Metaphor and Symbolic Space, Yi-Fu TuanPart III: Exhibitions25. Woman, Fire, Ambition, and Desire: The Idea and Performance of the Great Baga D'mba (Exhibition Project Narrative), Frederick Lamp26. Creating Mami Wata: An Interactive, Sensory Exhibition, Henry J. Drewal27. Walking Without Purpose: Sensations of History and Memory in Nagasaki City, Rupert CoxVolume 2: History and SociologyIntroduction: On the History and Sociology of the Senses, David HowesPart I: FoundationsOvertures1. Huizinga on Historical Experience, Frank Ankersmit2. Smells, Tastes, Sounds and the Underdevelopment of Sight, Lucien Febvre3. Shock and Distraction: Georg Simmel and Walter Benjamin, Dorothée BrillDisciplines4. The Senses in History, Martin Jay5. Sociology of the Senses, Phillip Vannini, Dennis Waskul, and Simon GottschalkPart II: Key Domains and ConceptsCosmology/Ecology6. On the Color of Angels: The Sensory Cosmologies of St. Hildegard, Boehme, and Fourier, Constance ClassenEmplacement7. The Everyday City of the Senses, Mónica DegenMateriality8. The Performative Icon, Bissera V. Pentcheva 9. Outcomes of Secularization Theory for Visual and Material Religion, Sally M. PromeyMemory10. The Proust Effect: Uplifting Musicial Memories and Sensory Reminiscence in Older People, Cretien van CampenAlterity11. Uncertainty and Deliberative Thinking in Blind Race Attribution, Asia Friedman Mediation12. Pens and Needles: Writing, Women’s Work and Feminine Sensibilities, Constance Classen13. Virtualization: Sensory Atrophy and Disconnection, Phillip Vannini, Dennis Waskul, and Simon GottschalkMovement14. Grasping the Phenomenology of Sporting Bodies, John Hockey and Jacquelyn Allen-Collinson15. Sporting Sensation, John F. Sherry Jr.Affect16. Russia’s Carnival: The Sense-Experience of Transition, David Howes17. Listening-Touch: Affect and the Crafting of Medical Bodies through Percussion, Anna HarrisRepresentation18. Take Five: Renaissance Literature and the Study of the Senses, Patricia A. Cahill Gustation19. Sweetness, Michael Pollan 20. The Invention of Gastronomy, Luca VercelloniSynaesthesia/Intersensoriality21. Color and Sound: Transcending the Limits of the Senses, Fay Zika22. Synesthesia, Transformation and Synthesis: Toward a Multi-sensory Pedagogy of the Image, Silvia CasiniPart III: Exhibitions23. On Method, Mark M. Smith 24. Ears-On Exhibitions: Sound in the History Museum, Karin Bijsterveld25. War, Memory and the Senses in the Imperial War Museum London, 1920-2014, Alys Cundy Volume 3: Biology, Psychology and NeuroscienceIntroduction: On the Individuation/Integration of the Senses in Biology, Psychology and Neuroscience – An Orthogonal View, David HowesPart I: FoundationsOvertures1. The Unity of the Senses, Erich M. Von Hornbostel2. ‘Taste-Smell Confusions’ and the Duality of the Olfactory Sense, Paul RozinDisciplines3. The Theory of Meaning, Jakob von Uexküll4. Edison’s Teeth: Touching Hearing, Steven Connor5. Crossmodal Correspondences: A Synopsis, Charles SpencePart II: Key Domains and ConceptsCosmology/Ecology6. Perception, Ecology and Music, Eric F. ClarkeEmplacement7. Fingeryeyes: Impressions of Cup Coral, Eva HaywardMateriality8. Mechanical Tasting: Sensory Science and the Flavorization of Food Production, Ingemar Pettersson9. Electromagnetism and the Nth Sense: Augmenting Senses in Grinder Subculture, Mark D. DoerksenMemory10. On Listening to a Dream: The Sensory Dimensions, Alfred Margulies11. The Making of Mind in a West African Community: Anlo-Ewe Understandings of Embodied Cognition, Kathryn Linn GeurtsAlterity12. The Menagerie of the Senses, Steven Connor13. An Auditory World: Music and Blindness, Oliver SacksMediation14. Interactive Sonification for Data Exploration, Florian Grond and Thomas Hermann15. Vision and the ‘Training of Perception’: McLuhan’s Medienpadägogik, Norm FriesenMovement16. Seeing with a ‘Sideways Glance’: Visuomotor ‘Knowing’ and the Plasticity of Perception, Greg DowneyAffect17. What Animals Teach Us about Politics, Brian Massumi Representation18. An Empire of Sound: Sentience, Sonar and Sensory Impudence, John Shiga19. Cultural Factors Shape Olfactory Language, Asifa MajidGustation20. Wine and Music, Charles SpenceSynaesthesia/Intersensoriality21. Synesthesia on Our Mind, Lawrence E. Marks and Catherine M. Mulvenna22. Synaesthesia Unravelled, David Howes and Constance ClassenPart III: Exhibitions23. Making Sense of the Senses across Species Boundaries: Curating the Animal Senses Gallery at National Museums Scotland, Andrew C. Kitchener24. Tate Sensorium (Exhibition Project Narrative) Flying ObjectVolume 4: Art and DesignIntroduction: Sensory Art and Design, David HowesPart I: FoundationsOvertures1. Sensory Separation and the Founding of Art History, Fiona Candlin2. All-Consuming Images: The Marriage Between Art and Commerce, Stuart EwenDisciplines3. Twentieth Century Visual Art, Design, Music and the Senses, Ian Heywood4. Disciplining the Senses: Beethoven as Synaesthetic Paradigm, Simon Shaw-Miller 5. Sensing Materials: Exploring the Building Blocks for Experiential Design, Hendrik N. J. Schifferstein and Lisa WastielsPart II: Key Domains and ConceptsCosmology/Ecology6. Visualizing: Design, Communicative Objectivity and the Interface since 1945, Orit HalpernEmplacement7. Resonances: Experimental Encounters with Sound Art in the Making, Chris Salter8. Atmospheric Architecture: Elements, Processes and Practices, Mikkel Bille and Tim Flohr Sørensen. Materiality9. Stuff Matters: Glass, Mark Miodownik10. Sensuality and Shag Carpeting: A Design Review of a Postwar Floor Covering, Chad RandlMemory 11. Unofficial Memory: Intercultural Cinema, Embodiment and the Senses, Laura U. MarksAlterity12. Remote Avant Garde: Tjanpi Desert Weavers, Jennifer Biddle 13. “Rasaesthetics”, Richard SchechnerMediation14. The Mediated Sensorium, Caroline A. JonesMovement15. “Sense, Meaning and Perception in Three Dance Cultures”, Cynthia Jean Cohen BullAffect16. Sound Studies without Auditory Culture: A Critique of the Ontological Turn, Brian KaneRepresentation17. The Senses in Literature, 1920-2000: From the Modernist Shock of Sensation to Postcolonial and Virtual Voices, Ralf Hertel 18. Towards a Multisensory Aesthetic: Jean Giono’s Non-Visual Sensorium, Hannah ThompsonGustation19. Alimentary Art, 1909-2018, Mark ClintbergSynaesthesia/Intersensoriality20. Art and the Senses, 1800-1920: From the Romantics to the Futurists, Constance Classen21. Sensing Things: Merleau-Ponty, Synaesthesia and Human-Centredness, Nigel PowerPart III: Exhibitions22. Touch This, Stefan Szczelkun and Bill Arning23. The Urban Sensorium, Alan Nash and Michael Carroll 24. Mediations of Sensation: Designing Performative Sensory Environments, David Howes and Chris Salter25. A Feast for the Senses at The Walters Art Museum (Exhibition Project Narrative), Martina BagnoliIndex Appendix of Sources
David Howes is Professor of Anthropology and Director of the Centre for Sensory Studies, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada.