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By: Fincher, Jack
Publisher: Barnes & Noble: 1993-02-01
Seller ID: 0880299460-01
By: Handel, Stephen
Publisher: Oxford University Press: 2006-05-04
Seller ID: 0195169646-01
By: Paterson, Mark
Publisher: Routledge: 2007-10-01
Seller ID: M1845204786Z2
Touch is the first sense to develop in the womb, yet often it is overlooked. The Senses of Touch examines the role of touching and feeling as part of the fabric of everyday, embodied experience.
How can we think about touch? Problems of touch and tactility run as a continuous thread in philosophy, psychology, medical writing and representations in art, from Ancient Greece to the present day. Picking through some of these threads, the book 'feels' its way towards writing and thinking about touch as both sensory and affective experience.
Taking a broadly phenomenological framewo...