I AM COMMITTING.
So. It has happened. I swear. I am committing.
How can we bring tactility and intimacy back into an increasingly technological environment?
The Book of Touch (Sensory Formations) by Constance Classen
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From the tortures of the Inquisition to the corporeal comforts of modernity and from the tactile therapies of Asian medicine to the virtual tactility of cyberspace,The Book of Touch offers excursions into a sensory territory both foreign and familiar. How are masculine and feminine identities shaped by touch? What are the tactile experiences of the blind, or the autistic? How is touch developed differently across cultures? What are the boundaries of pain and pleasure? Is there a politics of touch? Bringing together classic writings and new work, this is an essential guide for anyone interested in the body, the senses and the experiential world.
The book covers so many topics / issues about touch (from the past to the present) that it appeals to my interest in compiling / organizing a lot of information as well!
I promise I will stick with this. It feels right! (hehe)