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Aviad Kleinberg

in The Sensual God: How the Senses Make the Almighty Senseless

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231174701
eISBN:
9780231540247
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231174701.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Where the voice of God at Mount Sinai renders Maimonides speechless.


Transplant

John Wynne and Tim Wainwright

in Beyond text?: Critical practices and sensory anthropology

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780719085055
eISBN:
9781526109958
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719085055.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

Transplant is a project comprised of materials gathered while photographer Tim Wainwright and John Wynne were artists-in-residence for a year at Harefield Hospital just outside London, one of the ... More


Rethinking Modern Prostheses in Anglo-American Commodity Cultures, 1820-1939

Claire L. Jones (ed.)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781526101426
eISBN:
9781526124166
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526101426.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Drawing together essays written by scholars from Great Britain and the United States, this book provides an important contribution to the emerging field of disability history. It explores the ... More


Listening for Theatrical Form in Early Modern England

Allison K. Deutermann

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474411264
eISBN:
9781474422154
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474411264.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Early modern drama was in fundamental ways an aural art form. How plays should sound and how they should be heard were questions vital to the formal development of early modern drama, and ... More


Religious Experience and the Burden of Proof

Herman Philipse

in God in the Age of Science?: A Critique of Religious Reason

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199697533
eISBN:
9780191738470
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199697533.003.0015
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, Metaphysics/Epistemology

An analysis of three problems for Richard Swinburne’s Bayesian cumulative case strategy in natural theology shows why he needs to shift the burden of proof to the unbeliever. Allegedly, this shift is ... More


The Evolution of Music through Culture and Science

Peter Townsend

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780198848400
eISBN:
9780191882968
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198848400.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

Music is an international key aspect of humanity which impacts life, from love songs to religion, politics, and warfare. Changes in culture and developments in science drove musical progress from ... More


On Repeat: How Music Plays the Mind

Elizabeth Hellmuth Margulis

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199990825
eISBN:
9780199357871
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199990825.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Psychology of Music

Repetition is stunningly pervasive in music from all over the world. People often place their music players “on repeat”—relistening to the same recordings again and again. The prevalence of this ... More


Specific Language Impairment and Hearing Impairment

Chris R. Dowson

in Learning Diversity in the Chinese Classroom: Contexts and Practice for Students with Special Needs

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9789622098725
eISBN:
9789882207134
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622098725.003.0006
Subject:
Education, Secondary Education

Specific language impairment may be associated with other disabilities such as intellectual disability or difficulties in relating to and communicating with others. There may also be specific ... More


What Kind of Psychiatry Do You Want?

Richard P. Bentall

in Doctoring the Mind: Is Our Current Treatment of Mental Illness Really Any Good?

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814791486
eISBN:
9780814739143
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814791486.003.0011
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter discusses the failure of the dominant paradigm in psychiatry, which assumes that mental illnesses are genetically influenced brain diseases. The failure of psychiatry is the consequence ... More


Conflict

Robert Wyss

in The Man Who Built the Sierra Club: A Life of David Brower

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780231164467
eISBN:
9780231541312
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164467.003.0016
Subject:
History, Environmental History

Adams gets the Sierra Club to meet and consider firing Brower for mismanagement. It is 1968 and while the club’s finances are precarious it wins its battles in the Grand Canyon, North Cascades and ... More


Perception

Lenn E. Goodman and D. Gregory Caramenico

in Coming to Mind: The Soul and Its Body

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226061061
eISBN:
9780226061238
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226061238.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Reductive accounts of the soul took root in ancient and early modern notions that perception is passive, ultimately a matter of mechanical impacts on our sense organs that somehow become signals, ... More


Work and Respect in Chennai

Giulia Mazza

in Our Most Troubling Madness: Case Studies in Schizophrenia Across Cultures

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780520291089
eISBN:
9780520964945
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520291089.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

In India, relatively few of those who are mentally ill live without their families. Yet some do, either because they are abandoned or because they flee. The Banyan is a non-governmental organization ... More


Voices That Are More Benign: The Experience of Auditory Hallucinations in Chennai

T. M. Luhrmann and R. Padmavati

in Our Most Troubling Madness: Case Studies in Schizophrenia Across Cultures

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780520291089
eISBN:
9780520964945
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520291089.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

Persons with schizophrenia and other serious psychotic disorders often experience a wide range of auditory events. We call them “voices,” but in fact, people hear scratching, buzzing, bells. They ... More


Demonic Voices: One Man’s Experience of God, Witches, and Psychosis in Accra, Ghana

Damien Droney

in Our Most Troubling Madness: Case Studies in Schizophrenia Across Cultures

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780520291089
eISBN:
9780520964945
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520291089.003.0008
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

Charles is a young man living in Accra who hears voice that he interprets as those of witches and demons. This is not bizarre or unusual in the context of the local cosmology in which spiritual ... More


Madness Experienced as Faith: Temple Healing in North India

Anubha Sood

in Our Most Troubling Madness: Case Studies in Schizophrenia Across Cultures

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780520291089
eISBN:
9780520964945
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520291089.003.0009
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

Spirit possession is what anthropologists call a common “idiom of distress” in India. That is, anthropologists observe that spirit possession is a way of behaving that signals emotional trouble. ... More


Introduction: ‘Audiences to this Act’

Allison K. Deutermann

in Listening for Theatrical Form in Early Modern England

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474411264
eISBN:
9781474422154
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474411264.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The book’s introduction maps out its contribution to ongoing critical conversations surrounding literary form, the history of the body and the senses, the experience and effects of sound, and ... More


Purchase, Use and Adaptation : Interpreting ‘Patented’ Aids to the Deaf in Victorian Britain

Graeme Gooday and Karen Sayer

in Rethinking Modern Prostheses in Anglo-American Commodity Cultures, 1820-1939

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781526101426
eISBN:
9781526124166
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526101426.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

While aids to hearing were ubiquitous in nineteenth century middle class culture, they have only recently attracted attention among historians.Many such devices were inscribed with patent markings ... More


Hearing: With a Touch of Sound—The Affective Charge of Audio Design

Aaron Michael Kerner and Jonathan L. Knapp

in Extreme Cinema: Affective Strategies in Transnational Media

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474402903
eISBN:
9781474422000
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474402903.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter focuses on sound design and its potential to elicit an affective response in the spectator. Films discussed in this chapter include: Berberian Sound Studio, Inside, and 127 Hours. ... More


Faith Interpreted as Madness: Religion, Poverty, and Psychiatry in the Life of a Romanian Woman

Jack R. Friedman

in Our Most Troubling Madness: Case Studies in Schizophrenia Across Cultures

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780520291089
eISBN:
9780520964945
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520291089.003.0010
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

Alexandria is a poor Romanian woman who obtains solace and support from a community of evangelical Christians. Alexandria lives with delusional guilt that she is responsible for many evil crimes. ... More


Return to Baseline: A Woman with Acute-Onset, Non-affective Remitting Psychosis in Thailand

Julia Cassaniti

in Our Most Troubling Madness: Case Studies in Schizophrenia Across Cultures

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780520291089
eISBN:
9780520964945
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520291089.003.0012
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

Ta is a school teacher living in Bangkok. She suffered episodes of debilitating psychosis during which she is so completely caught in an evil spirit world that she cannot interact with other persons ... More


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