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Hearing morse, music, mountains and heart beats : a sociology of sensory knowing

Maslen, Sarah Elizabeth


We rely on our senses to make judgements and perform roles, whether these are mundane aspects of life such as road crossing, or the more specialised tasks of music-making and paediatric surgery. Taking the example of hearing, this thesis argues that it is useful to consider the senses as a form of knowledge, adopting Fredrik Barth's position that knowledges are avenues through which people actively engage with their worlds. In defining knowledge and the senses in these terms, this research is...[Show more]

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Date published: 2012
Type: Thesis (PhD)
DOI: 10.25911/5d5143983c43a


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