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- DescriptionBoth a vital theoretical work and a fine illustration of the principles and practice of sensory ethgraphy, this much anticipated translation is destined to figure as a major catalyst in the expanding field of sensory studies. Drawing on his own fieldwork in Brazil and Japan and a wide range of philosophical, literary and cinematic sources, the author outlines his vision for a 'modal anthropology'. Francois Laplantine challenges the primacy accorded to 'sign' and 'structure' in conventional social science research, and redirects attention to the tonalities and rhythmic intensities of different ways of living. Arguing that meaning, sensation and sociality cant be considered separately, he calls for a 'politics of the sensible' and a complete reorientation of our habitual ways of understanding reality. The book also features an introduction to the sensory and social thought of Francois Laplantine by the editor of the Sensory Studies series, David Howes.
- Author BiographyFrancois Laplantine is Professor Emeritus of the University of Lyon 2, France and has an honorary doctorate from the Federal University of Salvador de Bahia, Brazil. Jamie Furniss is Lecturer in Anthropology at the University of Edinburgh, UK.
- Author(s)Francois Laplantine
- PublisherBloomsbury Publishing PLC
- Date of Publication26/02/2015
- SubjectSociology & Anthropology: Professional
- Series TitleSensory Studies Series
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintBloomsbury Academic
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight408 g
- Width156 mm
- Height234 mm
- Spine15 mm
- Translated byJamie Furniss
- Series Edited byDavid Howes
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