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

Author: C Nadia Seremetakis
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : University of Chicago Press edView all editions and formats
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What has happened to regional experiences that identify and shape culture? Regional foods are disappearing, cultures are dissolving, and homogeneity is spreading. Anthropologist and award-winning author of The Last Word: Women, Death, and Divination in Inner Mani, C. Nadia Seremetakis brings together essays by five scholars concerned with the senses and the anthropology of everyday life. Covering a wide range of  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: C Nadia Seremetakis
ISBN: 0226748774 9780226748771
OCLC Number: 33817644
Notes: Originally published: Boulder : Westview Press, 1994.
Description: xi, 146 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.
Responsibility: edited by C. Nadia Seremetakis.
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