A History of the Senses: From Antiquity to Cyberspace by Robert Jütte - PDF and EPUB eBook

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This path-breaking book examines our attitudes to the senses from antiquity through to the present day. Robert Jutte explores a...

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Exact title of the book
A History of the Senses: From Antiquity to Cyberspace
Book author
Robert Jütte
Book edition
Paperback
Number of pages
320 pages
Language
English
Published
December 10th 2004 by Polity Press
File size (in PDF)
1280 kB
A History of the Senses: From Antiquity to Cyberspace

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This path-breaking book examines our attitudes to the senses from antiquity through to the present day. Robert Jutte explores a wealth of different traditions, images, metaphors and ideas that have survived through time and describes how sensual impressions change the way in which we experience the world. Throughout history, societies have been both intrigued or unsettled by the five senses.

The author looks at the way in which the social world conditions our perception and traces the 'rediscovery' of sensual pleasure in the twentieth century, paying attention to experiences as varied as fast food, deoderization, and extra-sensory perception. He concludes by exploring technological change and cyberspace, reflecting on how developments in these fields will affect our relationship with the senses in the future.