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The Resource Touch, Gabriel Josipovici

Touch, Gabriel Josipovici

Label
Touch
Title
Touch
Statement of responsibility
Gabriel Josipovici
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • In this new book, a preeminent literary thinker muses over the central question of how we can feel at home in the world, given that the world is independent of and indifferent to our wishes. Drawing on books and films, cultural history and his own experiences, Gabriel Josipovici argues that it is possible to feel comfortable in the world and in our relationships with others only if we value touch over sight, if we respect distance but also work to overcome it
  • Josipovici moves from a Charlie Chaplin film to passages from Proust, from the world of sport to the world of addiction, from medieval pilgrimages to the cult of relics, from a wedding photograph of his grandparents to some of Chardin's most enigmatic paintings. Through these seemingly disparate topics he provides engaging and wise commentary on connection and communication in life. Contrasting the senses of sight and touch, Josipovici notes that although sight seems to give us the totality of what we behold, it is only when we walk or feel our way across the distances that things become more than images and begin to constitute the world in which we, as touchers and not mere observers, are included. If we depend on sight - which seems to offer a frictionless domination over reality - we may avoid the pains and uncertainties of living, but we also lose our involvement with life
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1940-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Josipovici, Gabriel
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Nonverbal communication
  • Touch
  • LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES
  • Nonverbal communication
  • Touch
  • Nichtverbale Kommunikation
Label
Touch, Gabriel Josipovici
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 143-145) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5. The Room
  • 6. Addiction
  • 7. Transgression
  • 8. The Lesson of the Hand (2)
  • 9. Praesentia
  • 10. The King's Touch
  • 11. The Therapy of Distance
  • 12. The Therapy of Distance (2)
  • 13. Relics
  • 14. The Girdle and the River
  • Frontmatter
  • 15. 'A Goose which Has Grown in Scotland on a Tree'
  • 16. Possessing Power
  • 17. The Jewish Bride
  • 18. First Steps
  • 19. Kinetic Melodies
  • 20. Kinetic Melodies (2)
  • 21. Walker and World
  • 22. Boundaries (2)
  • 23. The Room (2)
  • Appendix
  • Contents
  • Notes
  • Index
  • Acknowledgments
  • Prologue
  • 1. The Lessons of the Hand
  • 2. The Lime-Tree Bower and the Virgin of Amiens
  • 3. Boundaries
  • 4. Holding and Grasping
Control code
ocn795711414
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 148 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300163469
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt5q8qtx
  • cc0481d8-192e-4835-88b1-3501b8194862
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)795711414
Label
Touch, Gabriel Josipovici
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 143-145) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5. The Room
  • 6. Addiction
  • 7. Transgression
  • 8. The Lesson of the Hand (2)
  • 9. Praesentia
  • 10. The King's Touch
  • 11. The Therapy of Distance
  • 12. The Therapy of Distance (2)
  • 13. Relics
  • 14. The Girdle and the River
  • Frontmatter
  • 15. 'A Goose which Has Grown in Scotland on a Tree'
  • 16. Possessing Power
  • 17. The Jewish Bride
  • 18. First Steps
  • 19. Kinetic Melodies
  • 20. Kinetic Melodies (2)
  • 21. Walker and World
  • 22. Boundaries (2)
  • 23. The Room (2)
  • Appendix
  • Contents
  • Notes
  • Index
  • Acknowledgments
  • Prologue
  • 1. The Lessons of the Hand
  • 2. The Lime-Tree Bower and the Virgin of Amiens
  • 3. Boundaries
  • 4. Holding and Grasping
Control code
ocn795711414
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 148 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300163469
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt5q8qtx
  • cc0481d8-192e-4835-88b1-3501b8194862
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)795711414

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