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Worlds of sense and sensing the world

A response to Sarah Pink and David Howes

Tim Ingold

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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Andrew Sanchez

representations of revolutionary contexts. In doing so, it brings together pressing debates in the anthropology of politics and the anthropology of the senses. The special issue is made up of an introduction by Myriam Lamrani; articles by Ileana L. Selejan

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Rikke Sand Andersen, Mark Nichter, and Mette Bech Risør

Inspired by the sensory turn in the humanities, anthropologists have coined the term ‘an anthropology of the senses’ to describe the study of the perceptual construction and output of bodily sensations and sense-modalities (cf. Howes 2006

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Antonius C. G. M. Robben

. Cambridge, MA : MIT Press . Grasseni , Cristina , ed. 2007 . Skilled Visions: Between Apprenticeship and Standards . New York : Berghahn Books . Howes , David , ed. 1991 . The Varieties of Sensory Experience: A Sourcebook in the Anthropology of the

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Afterword

The Sensory Revolution Comes of Age

David Howes

The sensory revolution in the humanities and social sciences, with its roots in the history and anthropology of the senses, has matured over the last three decades. What started out as one turn among others: namely, the ‘sensory turn’—which came

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Introduction

Beyond Revolution: Reshaping Nationhood through Senses and Affects

Myriam Lamrani

shift in the (post)revolutionary state official idiom. However, as Hannerz (2006: 278 ) argues about the study of communicative forms in the context of neo-nationalist spectacles, political anthropology also becomes an anthropology of the senses, of

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From the Throes of Anguished Mourning

Shi‘i Ritual Lamentation and the Pious Publics of Lebanon

Fouad Gehad Marei

Melville , 139 – 190 . London : I.B. Tauris . Classen , Constance . 1997 . “ Foundations for an Anthropology of the Senses .” International Social Science Journal 49 ( 153 ): 401 – 412 . https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-2451.1997.tb00032.x 10

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Emplacing Smells

Spatialities and Materialities of ‘Gypsiness’

Andreea Racleș and Ana Ivasiuc

: Manifestolibri ). Butler , J. ( 1993 ), Bodies That Matter: On the Discursive Limits of Sex ( Oxon : Routledge ). Classen , C. ( 1997 ), ‘ Foundations for an Anthropology of the Senses ’, International Social Science Journal 49 , no. 53 : 401

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Inside Out

Embodying Prison Boundaries

Manuela Ivone Cunha

Other Inmates . New York : Garden Books . Howes , D. 1991 . ‘ Olfaction and Transition ’. In D. Howes (ed.), The Varieties of Sensory Experience: A Sourcebook in the Anthropology of the Senses . Toronto : University of Toronto Press