Sensory Socialities: Theoretical and Methodological Propositions

22. september 2015 

Sensory Socialities: Theoretical and Methodological Propositions

Í fyrirlestri MARK sem haldinn verður á morgun 23. september,  er fyrirlesarinn félagsfræðingurinn Kelvin E.Y.Low, semi kemur frá Singapore. Hannmun ræða um rannsóknir sínar á skynjun á stöðum, rými og umhverfi og áhrifum hennar á hegðun fólks og félagslega þátttöku. 

“Sensory Socialities: Theoretical and Methodological Propositions”

By examining such notions as sensory order, transgressions and demarcations, the author calls attention to a sensory turn by deliberating upon both theoretical and methodological propositions toward elucidating meanings attributed to place, space and the environment; processes and politics of boundary making; and the manner in which these cumulatively shape human behaviour and group membership.  The author will demonstrate how social alliances are meaningfully produced and contested. These will then shed light on the construction of ‘sensuous communities’ in social life. 
Kelvin E.Y. Low is Assistant Professor of Sociology at the National University of Singapore. He is the author of several journal articles and books.His recent books include: Remembering the Samsui Women: Migration and Social Memory in Singapore and China (2014), Everyday Life in Asia: Social Perspectives on the Senses  Scents and Scent-sibilities: Smell and Everyday Life Experiences (2009). 

Staður og stund: Háskóli Íslands, Gimli, stofa 102, kl. 12-13 

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