This book puts a finger on the nerve of culture by delving into the social life of touch, our most elusive yet most vital sense. 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 ...

The Book of Touch 2005, Berg Publishers, New York

ISBN-13: 9781845200596

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The Book of Touch 2005, Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, New York

ISBN-13: 9781845200589