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Author Rodaway, Paul, 1961-

Title Sensuous geographies : body, sense, and place / Paul Rodaway
Published London ; New York : Routledge, [1994]


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Description xi, 198 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents Pt. I. Sense and geography. 1. Sensuous Geography. 2. Perception Theory and the Senses. 3. The Character of Sense -- Pt. II. Sense, space, place. 4. Haptic Geographies. 5. Olfactory Geographies. 6. Auditory Geographies. 7. Visual Geographies -- Pt. III. Sense and reality. 8. Sensuous Geography and Transformation. 9. Images, Themes and Postmodern Geographies. 10. Sense and Hyper-Reality
Summary This book is an exploratory study of our immediate sensuous experience of the world. Touch, smell, hearing and sight - the four senses chiefly relevant to geographical experience - both receive and structure information. Historical, cultural and technological contexts influence this process. Basic issues of definition are illustrated through a variety of sensuous geographies. Focusing on postmodern concerns with representation, the book challenges us to reconsider the role of the sensuous as not merely the physical basis of understanding but as an integral part of the cultural definition of geographical knowledge
Analysis Environment Perception By Humans
Environment Perception By Humans
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references page (180-190) and index
Subject Geographical perception.
Human geography.
Senses and sensation.
LC no. 93040331
ISBN 0415088291