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Touching Space Placing Touch

Author : Mark Paterson
ISBN : 9781317009702
Genre : Social Science
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Given that touch and touching is so central to everyday embodied existence, why has it been largely ignored by social scientists for so long? What is the place of touch in our mixed spaces of sociality, work, domesticity, recreation, creativity or care? What conceptual resources and academic languages can we reach towards when approaching tactile activities and somatic experiences through the body? How is this tactile landscape gendered? How is touch becoming revisited and revalidated in late capitalism through animal encounters, tourism, massage, beauty treatments, professional medicine, everyday spiritualities or the aseptic touch-free spaces of automated toilets? How is touch placed and valued within scholarly fieldwork and research itself, integral as it is to the production of embodied epistemologies? How is touch involved in such aesthetic experiences as shaping objects in sand, or encountering fleshly bodies within a painting? The goal of this edited collection, Touching Space, Placing Touch is twofold: 1. To further advance theoretical and empirical understanding of touch in social science scholarship by focussing on the differential social and cultural meanings of touching and the places of touch. 2. To develop a multi-faceted and interdisciplinary explanations of touch in terms of individual and social life, personal experiences and tasks, and their related cultural contexts. The twelve essays in this volume provide a rich combination of theoretical resources, methodological approaches and empirical investigation. Each chapter takes a distinct aspect of touch within a particular spatial context, exploring this through a mixture of sustained empirical work, critical theories of embodiment, philosophical and psychoanalytic approaches to gendered touch and touching, or the relationship between visual and non-visual culture, to articulate something of the variety and variability of touching experiences. The contributors are a mixture of established and emerging researchers within a growing interdisciplinary field of scholarship, yet the volume has a strong thematic identity and therefore represents the formative collection concerning the multiple senses of touch within social science scholarship at this time.

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Touching Space

Author : Gregory P. Kennedy
ISBN : UVA:X030262213
Genre : History
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"Project Manhigh took humans to the threshold of space using balloons. In the 1950s, a small band of Air Force doctors were on the cutting edge of the United States' space research programs. Working at the Aeromedical Field Laboratory at Holloman Air Force Base in southern New Mexico, they used balloons to carry laboratory animals followed by human pilots above 99% of the atmosphere. Drawing upon flight reports and technical data, this book documents Project Manhigh and the high altitude flights that preceded it. The Manhigh flights were, in many ways, prototypes for future space missions. On each of the three flights, the Air Force placed a lone pilot in a sealed capsule nineteen miles above the ground. At such extreme altitudes, the pilots were well within the functional equivalent of outer space and needed the sealed capsule to survive. Manhigh existed prior to the creation of NASA and helped pave the way for human space exploration."--P. [4] of cover.

Touching And Feeling

Author : Alvin Silverstein
ISBN : 076131668X
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Discusses the sense of touch and looks at new developments in artificial sensors.

Touching The City

Author : Timothy Makower
ISBN : 9781118737699
Genre : Architecture
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Scale in cities is relative and absolute. It has the ability tomake us feel at home in the world or alien from it; connected ordisconnected. Both large and small scale in cities can bebeautiful; both are right, neither is wrong. Whilst accepting thatprescription is no answer, 'getting the scale right' – at anintuitive and sensual level – is a fundamental part of themagic of architecture and urban design. Touching the City exploreshow scale is manifested in cities, exploring scale in buildings, inthe space between them and in their details. It asks how scalemakes a difference. Travelling from Detroit to Chandigarh, via New York, London,Paris, Rome and Doha, Tim Makower explores cities with theanalytical eye of a designer and with the experiential eye of theurban dweller. Looking at historic cities, he asks what is goodabout them: what can we learn from the old to inform the new? Thebook zooms in from the macro scale of surfing Google Earth to micromoments such as finding fossils in a weathered wall. It examinesthe dynamics and movement patterns of cities, the making of streetsand skylines, the formation of thresholds and facades, and it alsotouches on the process of design and the importance of drawing. Asthe book's title, Touching the City, suggests, it alsoemphasises the tactile – that the city is indeed somethingphysical, something we can touch and be touched by, alive and everchanging.

Touching Philosophy Sounding Religion Placing Education

Author : Steven Schroeder
ISBN : 9042011637
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This book redefines religious studies as a field in which a plurality of disciplines interact. A social science when understood as a body of knowledge, religion is also marked by discovery, appreciation, orientation, and application - an interplay of the arts and sciences. Teaching religious studies involves the question of the occupation of territories and disentangling occupation from violence.

Touching The Sky

Author : Lisa Rose
ISBN : 9781731603944
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Do you know the difference between an ordinary rock and a meteorite? In this title, Star Powers helps her friends answer this question. Includes meteor facts and illustrations.

Carbonate Geochemistry

Author : Annette Summers Engel
ISBN : 9780978997656
Genre : Science
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Selected papers and abstracts of the symposium held August 6 through 9, 2011, Billings, Montana

Touching Time And Space

Author : Betty Klausner
ISBN : UOM:39015058227482
Genre : Art
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Sculptor, architect, installation artist, urban archeologist... David Ireland, born in 1930, is impossible to label. Mid-life, he decided to pursue his passion for art, and produced a body of work so idiosyncratic that it defies definition. Like his life, his working methodology is paradoxical, absurd, ironic, and uniquely enriched by humor and humanity. The result of some eighty interviews with this American artist and his friends, family, collaborators, and art world colleagues, Touching Time and Space offers a portrait of a deeply private but unfailingly generous iconoclast. His art practice, teaching and wry philosophy have profoundly affected many. Beginning with a description of the radical transformation of his home - the legendary 500 Capp Street in San Francisco - author Betty Klausner provides a narrative that illuminates Ireland's process, work, and life.

Site Sensing

Author : Stacy Weeks
ISBN : 9781471710834
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