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Title In the realm of the senses : social aesthetics and the sensory dynamics of privilege / edited by Johannah Fahey, Howard Prosser, Matthew Shaw
Imprint Singapore : Springer Singapore : Imprint: Springer, 2015
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Descript 1 online resource (ix, 211 pages) : illustrations, digital ; 24 cm
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Series Cultural studies and transdisciplinarity in education, 2345-7708
Cultural studies and transdisciplinarity in education
Note List of Contributors -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction: Local Classes, Global Influences -- Considerations on the Social Aesthetics of Elite Schools -- Vignette: The Fullness of Taste -- Distinguished Spaces: Elite schools as Cartographers of Privilege -- VISUAL ESSAY: SPACE -- The (semiotics of) Social Aesthetics in an Elite School in Singapore: An Ethnographic Study -- VISUAL ESSAY: SEMIOTIC ECOLOGY -- Vignette: Sound -- Cultivating Students' Bodies: producing physical, poetic and sociopolitical subjectivities in elite schools -- VISUAL ESSAY: BODIES -- The Visual Field of Barbadian Elite Schooling: Towards Postcolonial Social Aesthetics -- Vignette: Sight -- Looking Inside and Out: Social Aesthetics of an Elite School in India -- VISUAL ESSAY: HISTORIES -- Vignette: The Touch of Class -- Afterword
This book charts new territory both theoretically and methodologically. Drawing on MacDougall's notion of social aesthetics, it explores the sensory dimensions of privilege through a global ethnography of elite schools. The various contributors to the volume draw on a range of theoretical perspectives from Lefebvre, Benjamin, Bourdieu, Appadurai, Kress and van Leeuwen to both broaden and critique MacDougall's original concept. They argue that within these elite schools there is a relationship between their 'complex sensory and aesthetic environments' and the construction of privilege within and beyond the school gates. Understanding the importance of the visual to ethnography, the social aesthetics of these elite schools are captured through the inclusion of a series of visual essays that complement the written accounts of the aesthetics of privilege. The collection also includes a series of vignettes that further explore the sensory dimension of these aesthetics: touch, taste--though metaphorically understood -- sight and sound. These varying formats illustrate the aesthetic nature of social relations and the various ways in which class permeates the senses. The images from across the different schools and their surroundings immerse the reader in these worlds and provide poignant ethnographic data of the forces of globalisation within the context of elite schooling
Host Item Springer eBooks
Subject Aesthetics -- Social aspects
Education -- Social aspects
Sociology of Education
Interdisciplinary Studies
Educational Philosophy
Alt Author Fahey, Johannah, editor
Prosser, Howard, editor
Shaw, Matthew, editor
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