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Introduction: the theoretical context for the dialog

MORTON A. HELLER

in Touch, Representation, and Blindness

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198503873
eISBN:
9780191686559
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198503873.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

Most people are dependent on physical contact for their survival and well-being. While a lot of information may be gathered by visual contact, most significant experiences involve physical ... More


Touching Relics

Robert Wiśniewski

in The Beginnings of the Cult of Relics

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780199675562
eISBN:
9780191817601
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199675562.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Theology

It is often implied that adherents of most religions naturally seek to come close to sacred objects. This chapter shows that in early Christianity this was not always the case. It studies the ... More


Physical Contact in Relationships

Joseph Walsh

in The Dynamics of the Social Worker-Client Relationship

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780197517956
eISBN:
9780197576540
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197517956.003.0012
Subject:
Social Work, Health and Mental Health, Research and Evaluation

Relationship encounters are characterized by both verbal and nonverbal behaviors, one of which is physical touch. Other than handshakes (perhaps), touch is considered in Western society to be a ... More


The Evolution of Primate Attachment: Beyond Bowlby’s Rhesus Macaques

Masako Myowa and David L. Butler

in The Cultural Nature of Attachment: Contextualizing Relationships and Development

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780262036900
eISBN:
9780262342872
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262036900.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

Bowlby’s theory of attachment has been hugely influential, yet his proposal and its subsequent support derives heavily from research involving rhesus macaques, the most extensively studied nonhuman ... More


The Weather of the Heart

Michael Jackson

in How Lifeworlds Work: Emotionality, Sociality, and the Ambiguity of Being

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226491820
eISBN:
9780226492018
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226492018.003.0010
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Theory and Practice

Though storms are personifications of enemies and enmity, they are connected, most immediately, with the taboo between son-in-law and mother-in-law. This avoidance behavior between affines is also ... More


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