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Beyond text?: Critical practices and sensory anthropology

Rupert Cox, Andrew Irving, and Christopher Wright

Abstract

Beyond text?: Critical practices and sensory anthropology addresses a series of questions concerning the relationship between anthropological understandings of the world, sensory perception and aesthetic practices. The book suggests that if different sensory experiences embody and facilitate different kinds of knowledge, then we need to develop new methods and more appropriate forms of representation that are not based simply in text, writing or correspondence theories of truth. As such, Beyond Text: Critical Practices and Sensory Anthropology brings together leading figures in anthropology, v ... More

Keywords: Sensory anthropology, Visual Studies, Sound Studies, Film Studies

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780719085055
Published to University Press Scholarship Online: September 2016 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719085055.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Rupert Cox, editor
University of Manchester

Andrew Irving, editor
University of Manchester

Christopher Wright, editor
University of London

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Contents

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Introduction: the sense of the senses

Rupert Cox, Andrew Irving and Christopher Wright

Photo-essays

4. Exile, the sorrow of time and place

Lydia Nakashima Degarrod

Sound

7. Transplant

John Wynne and Tim Wainwright

8. Ochlophonic Study: Hong Kong

John Levack Drever

9. The Castaways Project

Steven Feld and Virginia Ryan

10. Air Pressure: a sound film

Angus Carlyle and Rupert Cox

12. Contest Behaviour

Louise K. Wilson

Film

Sensory anthropology and critical practice