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The Senses still : perception and memory as material culture in modernity

Author: C Nadia Seremetakis
Publisher: Boulder : Westview Press, 1994.
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How can culture and experience be conceptualized when theorists drag social meaning back and forth between institutions, objects, or acts, as if the dense communication between persons and things were only a quick exchange between surfaces? This volume challenges mentalist approaches to material culture through the historical and ethnographic analyses of sensory memory. The sensory landscape and its meaning-endowed  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Senses still.
Boulder : Westview Press, 1994
(OCoLC)742594359
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: C Nadia Seremetakis
ISBN: 081332078X 9780813320786
OCLC Number: 29565732
Description: xi, 149 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Prologue, C. Nadia Seremetakis --
1. The memory of the senses, Part I: Marks of the transitory, C. Nadia Seremetakis --
2. Intersection: Benjamin, Bloch, Braudel, Beyond, C. Nadia Seremetakis --
3. The memory of the senses, Part II: Still acts, C. Nadia Seremetakis --
4. The cinema screen as prosthesis of perception: A historical account, Susan Buck-Morss --
5. On the move: The struggle for the body in Sweden in the 1930s, Jonas Frykman --
6. From Desert Storm to Rodney King via ex- Yugoslavia: On cultural anaesthesia, Allen Feldman --
7. "Conscious" Ain't consciousness: Entering the "Museum of Sensory Absence," Paul Stoller --
8. Implications, C. Nadia Seremetakis --
About the Book and Editor --
About the Contributors.
Responsibility: edited by C. Nadia Seremetakis.

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