25. The Senses

Polysensoriality

  1. Frances E. Mascia-Lees
  1. David Howes

Published Online: 14 JUL 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444340488.ch25

A Companion to the Anthropology of the Body and Embodiment

A Companion to the Anthropology of the Body and Embodiment

How to Cite

Howes, D. (2011) The Senses, in A Companion to the Anthropology of the Body and Embodiment (ed F. E. Mascia-Lees), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444340488.ch25

Editor Information

  1. Rutgers University, USA

Author Information

  1. Concordia University, Montreal, Canada

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 JUL 2011
  2. Published Print: 15 APR 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405189491

Online ISBN: 9781444340488

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Keywords:

  • the senses - and polysensoriality;
  • Bryan Turner, observing - not taking “the body” for granted;
  • Western tradition - impression of shifting character of divisions of sensorium;
  • physical anthropology of the senses;
  • from measurement to meaning;
  • Kuranko initiation rites - teaching the neophyte to regulate perceptions;
  • sensory ethnography, state of the art - in sensory anthropology;
  • sensing cultures;
  • exploration of ways - senses, enumerated and ordered

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction: The Shifting Sensorium

  • Physical Anthropology of the Senses

  • From Measurement to Meaning

  • Sensory Ethnography: State of the Art

  • Conclusion: Sensing Cultures

  • References