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The Resource Home bodies : tactile experience in domestic space, James Krasner

Home bodies : tactile experience in domestic space, James Krasner

Label
Home bodies : tactile experience in domestic space
Title
Home bodies
Title remainder
tactile experience in domestic space
Statement of responsibility
James Krasner
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • ""Home Bodies exemplifies some of the best work in health humanities. Employing his fine eye as an English Studies scholar, James Krasner makes observations in matters of the body, health, medicine, and culture. His research is meticulous; his project marries the study of the body and the study of domestic space and offers an account of the embodied human experience within the materiality of a range of versions of home. Home Bodies is original and compelling."--Judith Z. Segal, professor of English, University of British Columbia
  • How do acts of caring for the sick or grieving for the dead change the way we move through our living rooms and bedrooms? Why do elderly homeowners struggle to remain in messy, junk-filled houses? Why are we so attached to our pets, even when they damage and soil our living spaces? In Home Bodies: Tactile Experience in Domestic Space, James Krasner offers an interdisciplinary, humanistic investigation of the sense of touch in our experience of domestic space and identity. Accessing the work of gerontologists, neurologists, veterinarians, psychologists, social geographers, and tactual perception theorists to lay the groundwork for his experiential claims, he also ranges broadly through literary and cultural criticism dealing with the body, habit, and material culture
  • By demonstrating crucial links between domestic experience and tactile perception, Home Bodies investigates questions of identity, space, and the body. Krasner analyzes representations of tactile experience from a range of canonical literary works and authors, including the Bible, Sophocles, Marilynne Robinson, Charles Dickens, John Steinbeck, and Sylvia Plath, as well as a series of popular contemporary texts. This work will contribute to discussions of embodiment, space, and domesticity by literary and cultural critics, scholars in the medical humanities, and interdisciplinary thinkers from multiple fields. "--Book jacket
Cataloging source
P@U
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Krasner, James
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Domestic space in literature
  • Home
  • Home in literature
  • Touch
  • Touch in literature
  • Human body in literature
  • Domestic space in literature
  • Home in literature
  • Home
  • Human body in literature
  • Touch
  • Touch in literature
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / General
Label
Home bodies : tactile experience in domestic space, James Krasner
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 201-210) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Tangible grief -- Mess and memory -- The hoarder's house -- Homeless companions -- The healing touch -- The language of pressure -- The leper's studio -- Living and dying at home
Control code
ocn868220282
Extent
1 online resource (x, 217 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780814292334
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctv16q8jnp
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)868220282
Label
Home bodies : tactile experience in domestic space, James Krasner
Publication
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 201-210) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Tangible grief -- Mess and memory -- The hoarder's house -- Homeless companions -- The healing touch -- The language of pressure -- The leper's studio -- Living and dying at home
Control code
ocn868220282
Extent
1 online resource (x, 217 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780814292334
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctv16q8jnp
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)868220282

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