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The book of touch

Author: Constance Classen
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Berg, 2005.
Series: Sensory formations series
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Computer File, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Constance Classen
ISBN: 9781845200596 9781845200589 1845200594 1845200586
OCLC Number: 1108988159
Description: 1 online resource ([xiii], 461 p.).
Contents: Fingerprints : writing about touch / Constance Classen --
Contact / Constance Classen --
Handshakes --
Tactile communication / Ruth Finnegan --
The social kiss --
Skinscapes : embodiment, culture and environment / David Howes --
Touch in the classroom --
Handling children : to touch or not to touch? / Anthony Synnott --
The quiet flow of touch --
The American touch : tactile imagery in American religion and politics / David Chidester --
Pleasure / Constance Classen --
I want to hold your hand --
The pleasures of touch / Yi Fu Tuan --
Thermal delight --
Homely pleasures : the pursuit of comfort in the eighteenth century / John E. Crowley --
Scratching where it itches --
Bourgeois love : Mabel Loomis Todd / Peter Gay --
The caress --
Desiring touch in Sartre and Beauvoir / Penelope Deutscher --
The touch of God --
Pain / Constance Classen --
Speaking of pain --
The language of pain in India / Judy Pugh --
Headaches --
The tortures of the Inquisition and the invention of modern guilt / Ariel Glucklich --
Stoicism --
Primate experiments : Harry Harlow and the technology of love / Donna Haraway --
The pangs of rejection --
Sex, pain and the Marquis de Sade / David B. Morris --
Male bonding / Constance Classen --
"Threads of manly friendship" --
The men's house : touching and wrestling among / Mehinaku men / Thomas Gregor --
Handymen --
The imperial touch : schooling male bodies in colonial India, part I / E.D. Tyndale-Biscoe --
The imperial touch : schooling male bodies in colonial India, part II / Satadru Sen --
School of hard knocks --
Sexuality and the drill : the body reconstructed in the military academy / Klaus Theweleit --
Warrior love --
The dying kiss : intimacy and gender in the trenches of the first work war / Santanu Das --
A hard man is good to find --
Women's touch / Constance Classen --
Women's work --
Saarak's crisis : childbirth and weaning in an Inuit community / Jean Briggs --
Binding women in China --
Nu shu : female writing in China / Wang Ping --
Feminine tactics : crafting an alternative aesthetics in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries / Constance Classen --
Throwing like a girl --
Seamstress and marketwoman : working women in twentieth-century Paris / Madeleine Henrey --
The mosaic makers / Karli Whitmore --
Warrior women --
Control / Constance Classen --
When can a man touch a woman? --
On medieval manners / Norbert Elias --
Don't touch the art --
Touch in the museum / Constance Classen --
Hands off --
Spouse beating --
Bourgeois perception : the gaze and the contaminating touch / Peter Stallybrass and Allon White --
Untouchable --
In a victorian prison : privations of the flesh / Philip Priestley --
Security crises --
Uncommon touch / Constance Classen --
Fire in the mind --
Phantom touch in "The case of George Dedlow" / S. Weir Mitchell --
Still life --
Autism and "The squeeze machine" / Temple Grandin --
Pure touch --
Rainfall and the blind body / John Hull --
Balancing acts --
Tactilism / F.T. Marinetti --
What's going on in there? --
Visual perception / Drew Leder --
Nightmare touch --
Tactile therapies / Constance Classen --
Dr. Touch --
Magical healing : the king's touch / Keith Thomas --
Sweat baths --
Ayurvedic medicine and the history of massage / S.V. Govindan --
Breathing spaces : Qigong and healing / Nancy Chen --
The healing paw --
A touch of danger : the bedside manners of the eighteenth-century physician / Roy Porter --
Domesticating madwomen --
The golden age of electrotherapy / Caroline Thomas de la Peña --
The immune system --
Touch and technology / Constance Classen --
The mechanized body --
Polishing your heart / Dorinne Kondo --
Modernist fictions of speed / Sara Danius --
Nerve endings --
Grasping the image : when photographs are handled / Elizabeth Edwards --
"Make it snuggle in the palm" : the commodification of touch / Roy Sheldon and Egmont Arens --
The body retouched --
Digital touch / Mark Paterson --
Weaving a new world --
Spacemaking : experiences of a virtual body / Susan Kozel --
Virtual touch.
Series Title: Sensory formations series
Responsibility: edited by Constance Classen.
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