Everyday Life in Asia: Social Perspectives on the Senses

Everyday Life in Asia: Social Perspectives on the Senses

by Devorah Kalekin-Fishman, Kelvin E.Y. Low

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Everyday Life in Asia offers a range of detailed case studies which present social perspectives on sensory experiences in Asia. Thematically organized around the notions of the experience of space and place, tradition and the senses, cross-border sensory experiences, and habitus and the senses - its rich empirical content reveals people's commitment to place, and the manner in which its sensory experience provides the key to penetrating the meanings abound in everyday life. Offering the first close analysis of various facets of sensory experience in places that share a geographical location or cultural orientation in Asia, this collection links the conception of place with understandings of 'how the senses work'. With contributions from an international team of experts, Everyday Life in Asia will be of interest to anthropologists, geographers and sociologists with interests in culture, everyday life, and their relation to the senses of place and space.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781317138426
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 04/15/2016
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 224
File size: 18 MB
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About the Author

Devorah Kalekin-Fishman is a senior researcher in the Faculty of Education at University of Haifa, Israel, and Co-Head of the Centre for Professional Development through Intercultural Dialogue Kelvin E.Y. Low is an instructor at the National University of Singapore and is completing his D.Phil. at the University of Bielefeld, Germany

Table of Contents

Contents: Preface; Introduction, Devorah Kalekin-Fishman and Kelvin E.Y. Low; Part I Experiencing Space and Place: Sounds that unite, sounds that divide: pervasive rituals in a Middle Eastern society, Devorah Kalekin-Fishman; Somaphoric organizations of self and society in Java, Steve Ferzacca; Sensing Tokyo's alleyways: everyday life and sensory encounters in the alleyways of a city in transition, Heide Imai. Part II Traditions and the Senses: Summoning the senses in memory and heritage making, Kelvin E.Y. Low; Imitating masters: apprenticeship and embodied knowledge in rural China, Mu Peng. Part III Sensory Experiences Across Borders: The sensory experience of Thai massage: commercialization, globalization, and tactility, Junko Iida; Comfort food, memory and 'home': senses in transnational contexts, Noorman Abdullah; Purchasing food in modern Vietnam: when supermarkets affect the senses, Muriel Figuié and Nicolas Bricas; Afterword: towards transnational sensescapes, Kelvin E.Y. Low and Devorah Kalekin-Fishman; Index.

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