Worlds of sense and sensing the world

A response to Sarah Pink and David Howes

in Social Anthropology/Anthropologie sociale
Tim Ingold Department of Anthropology School of Social Science University of Aberden
Aberden AB24 3Q4

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In a recent debate with Sarah Pink in the pages of , concerning the prospects for an anthropology that would highlight the work of the senses in human experience, David Howes objects to what I have myself written on this topic, specifically in my book (Ingold 2000). In doing so, he distorts my arguments on six counts. In this brief response, I set the record straight on each count, and argue for a regrounding of the virtual worlds of sense, to which Howes directs our attention, in the practicalities of sensing the world.

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