Sensuous Knowledge

In Sensuous Knowledge, Minna Salami draws on Africa-centric, feminist-first and artistic traditions to help us rediscover inclusive and invigorating ways of experiencing the world afresh.

Sensuous Knowledge

In Sensuous Knowledge, Minna Salami draws on Africa-centric, feminist-first and artistic traditions to help us rediscover inclusive and invigorating ways of experiencing the world afresh. Combining the playfulness of a storyteller with the insight of a social critic, the book pries apart the systems of power and privilege that have dominated ways of thinking for centuries – and which have led to so much division, prejudice and damage. And it puts forward a new, sensuous, approach to knowledge: one grounded in a host of global perspectives – from Black Feminism to personal narrative, pop culture to high art, Western philosophy to African mythology – together comprising a vision of hope for a fragmented world riven by crisis. Through the prism of this new knowledge, Salami offers fresh insights into the key cultural issues that affect women’s lives. How are we to view Sisterhood, Motherhood or even Womanhood itself? What is Power and why do we conceive of Beauty? How does one achieve Liberation? She asks women to break free of the prison made by ingrained male-centric biases, and build a house themselves – a home that can nurture us all. Sensuous Knowledge confirms Minna Salami as one the most important spokespeople of today, and the arrival of a blistering new literary voice.

Sensuous Knowledge

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Sensuous Knowledge

In Sensuous Knowledge, Minna Salami draws on Africa-centric, feminist-first and artistic traditions to help us rediscover inclusive and invigorating ways of experiencing the world afresh. Combining the playfulness of a storyteller with the insight of a social critic, the book pries apart the systems of power and privilege that have dominated ways of thinking for centuries – and which have led to so much division, prejudice and damage. And it puts forward a new, sensuous, approach to knowledge: one grounded in a host of global perspectives – from Black Feminism to personal narrative, pop culture to high art, Western philosophy to African mythology – together comprising a vision of hope for a fragmented world riven by crisis. Through the prism of this new knowledge, Salami offers fresh insights into the key cultural issues that affect women's lives. How are we to view Sisterhood, Motherhood or even Womanhood itself? What is Power and why do we conceive of Beauty? How does one achieve Liberation? She asks women to break free of the prison made by ingrained male-centric biases, and build a house themselves – a home that can nurture us all. Sensuous Knowledge confirms Minna Salami as one the most important spokespeople of today, and the arrival of a blistering new literary voice.

Knowing Otherwise

The sense in which such knowing might be sensual and magical, however, is new to this chapter. Gordon's work on sensuous knowledge is connected to the lineage of Marxist aestheticists articulating the importance of sensuous knowledge to ...

Knowing Otherwise

Prejudice is often not a conscious attitude: because of ingrained habits in relating to the world, one may act in prejudiced ways toward others without explicitly understanding the meaning of one’s actions. Similarly, one may know how to do certain things, like ride a bicycle, without being able to articulate in words what that knowledge is. These are examples of what Alexis Shotwell discusses in Knowing Otherwise as phenomena of “implicit understanding.” Presenting a systematic analysis of this concept, she highlights how this kind of understanding may be used to ground positive political and social change, such as combating racism in its less overt and more deep-rooted forms. Shotwell begins by distinguishing four basic types of implicit understanding: nonpropositional, skill-based, or practical knowledge; embodied knowledge; potentially propositional knowledge; and affective knowledge. She then develops the notion of a racialized and gendered “common sense,” drawing on Gramsci and critical race theorists, and clarifies the idea of embodied knowledge by showing how it operates in the realm of aesthetics. She also examines the role that both negative affects, like shame, and positive affects, like sympathy, can play in moving us away from racism and toward political solidarity and social justice. Finally, Shotwell looks at the politicized experience of one’s body in feminist and transgender theories of liberation in order to elucidate the role of situated sensuous knowledge in bringing about social change and political transformation.

Experiencing the Knowing of Faith

A second dimension of the interrelationship of these four categories of knowledge is its foundation in perceptual and non - sensuous knowledge . Foundational to all knowledge , and faith knowledge is no exception , is percept .

Experiencing the Knowing of Faith

What is religious faith? And how does modern society view truth? Sharon Warner, in Experiencing the Knowing of Faith, discusses the understanding formed by "deep truth," or knowledge intrinsic to a person's self-identity. She critiques today's susceptibility to the paradigm of Cartesian dualities such as mind-body and subject-object, and in doing so utilizes the philosophy of Alfred North Whitehead and Michael Polanyi. Concluding with an exploration of the relevance of this theory for teaching faith, the work will be of great use to religious scholars and to philosophers.

The Cambridge History of Literary Criticism Volume 4 The Eighteenth Century

As he puts it succinctly in the Aesthetica , “ The concern of aesthetics is with the perfection of sensuous knowledge as such , that is , with beauty ?? Without cognition , there can , then , be no perfection .

The Cambridge History of Literary Criticism  Volume 4  The Eighteenth Century

This comprehensive 1997 account of eighteenth-century literary criticism is now available in paperback.

Embodiment and Agency

sensuous knowledge. The experience of participating in social movements— attending a strike, direct action, or mass demonstration, for example—can evoke an anti-authoritarian understanding of one's situation.

Embodiment and Agency


Moses Mendelssohn s Metaphysics and Aesthetics

But – his project of a particular science of sensuous knowledge is not simply dedicated to a philosophy of art either. The science of the senses he suggested should parallel that of reason, i.e., logic, as Baumgarten saw it.

Moses Mendelssohn s Metaphysics and Aesthetics

This book presents an extended dialogue in essay form between specialists in the work of Moses Mendelssohn, and experts in important trends in related late-seventeenth and eighteenth century thought. The first group of contributors explores themes in Mendelssohn’s metaphysics and aesthetics, presenting both their internal argumentative coherence and their historical context. The second outlines the context of Mendelssohn’s views on specific topics, and describes his contribution to the discussion of them. The essays are organized in four sections. The first pairs two essays on Mendelssohn’s theory of language and writing. The second section offers three essays addressing a number of topics in Mathematics and philosophy in Mendelssohn. A group of eight essays follows, dealing with Metaphysics in a historical context. The fourth section presents five essays discussing Mendelssohn’s Aesthetics in a historical context. Moses Mendelssohn’s Metaphysics and Aesthetics arises from a conference held in Amsterdam in 2009, which gathered numerous authorities to address the central theme. Taken together, these eighteen essays present a sophisticated portrait of Mendelssohn, packed with detail and rich in complexity.

Early Aryans to Swaraj

espistemology , between two types of knowledge — knowledge obtained from concepts and knowledge obtained from sense experience . ... But we should note that Plato did not reject altogether the validity of sensuous knowledge .

Early Aryans to Swaraj


Culture and the Rites Rights of Grief

thrust into knowledge. In Ghostly Matters: Haunting and the Sociological Imagination, she states that Sensuous knowledge is a different kind of materialism, neither idealistic nor alienated, but an active practice or passion for the ...

Culture and the Rites Rights of Grief

Although generally resented and deemed unfavourable for individuals, societies and nations, grief, grievance, and grieving, along with a complex list of epithets that could, under varying circumstances, accompany them – racial grief, political grievance, protracted grieving, chronic grief, traumatic, unresolved grievance – nevertheless occupy a significant place in culture and its manifestations in literature, art, history, science, and politics. Culture and the Rites/Rights of Grief offers an intellectual excursion into realms of potentially regenerative problematics, too frequently dismissed without due consideration. In this light, the volume constitutes a weighty contribution to the field of literary and cultural studies. First and foremost, however, Culture and the Rites/Rights of Grief is to be intellectually enjoyed by readers with an interest in present-day literary, cultural and political phenomena, at the intersection of which grief and grieving execute an imposing presence, albeit one that remains as indeterminate and flitting as the nature of contemporary cross-cultural and cross-disciplinary encounters.

Computational Linguistics and Intelligent Text Processing

In order to realize a Sensuous Judgement System, knowledge of the relation between a word and its characteristics is needed. But to store the knowledge of the relation of all words is very difficult and inefficient.

Computational Linguistics and Intelligent Text Processing

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the Third International Conference on Intelligent Text Processing and Computational Linguistics, CICLing 2002, held in Mexico City, Mexico in February 2002. The 44 revised papers presented together with four invited papers were carefully reviewed and selected from a total of 67 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on semantics, word sense disambiguation, amaphora, syntax and parsing, part of speech tagging, lexicon and corpus, text generation, morphology, speech, spelling, information extraction and information retrieval, summarization, text mining, and text classification and categorization, document processing, and demo descriptions.

Fichte Addresses to the German Nation

If one were now inclined to make the further assumption that for the Greeks the basis of this symbolic designation was indeed the rainbow and other phenomena of this kind, then one would have to admit that their sensuous knowledge must ...

Fichte  Addresses to the German Nation

The first English translation for almost a century of Fichte's addresses to the German nation.

Ghostly Matters

Sensuous knowledge is a different kind of materialism , neither idealistic nor alienated , but an active practice or passion ... Sensuous knowledge is receptive , close , perceptual , embodied , incarnate ( see Marx [ 1888 ] 1970 : 121 ...

Ghostly Matters

'Avery Gordon's stunningly original and provocatively imaginative book explores the connections linking horror, history, and haunting. She shows how fiction writing can sometimes function as a social force, as a repository of memories that are too brutal, to debilitating, and too horrifying to register through direct historical or social science narratives...'--George Lipsitz, University of California, San Diego

Principles of the Philosophy of the Future

The most perfect , and hence divine , sensuous knowledge is indeed nothing other than the most sensuous knowledge that knows the most minute objects and the least noticeable details , that knows the hair on man's head not by grasping it ...

Principles of the Philosophy of the Future

Includes an Introduction and selected bibliography.

Jainism and Early Buddhism

In this process the first and second stage; 'indriyárthasannikaròa' and 'knowledge of vióeòaõa' are known as “pre-predicative perception” (nirvikalpakapratyakòa).2 Similarly the process of sensuous knowledge in the Jainatarkabháòá ...

Jainism and Early Buddhism


Extra Ordinary Presence

These tacit dimensions of meaning/ knowledge exceed outright explanation by language, comprise individual and collective experience, and relate to bodily as well as sensuous knowledge (cf. Adloff/Gerund/ Kaldewey 2015; Shotwell 2011).

 Extra Ordinary Presence

Taking its cue from contemporary western debates on presence in the social sciences and the humanities, this volume focuses on 'presence' both as everyday experience and as an experience of intense moments. It raises questions about diverse social configurations of presence as well as about the specific cultural repertoires which encode, articulate, and shape discourses of presence. The contributions take as a premise that phenomena of presence are connected to particular forms of knowledge. Especially tacit knowledge (pre)determines experiences of individual and collective presence and becomes tangible in moments of presence or presentification.

Decolonizing Colonial Heritage

Sensuous knowledge always involves knowing and doing. Everything is in the experience with sensuous knowledge. Everything rests on not being afraid of what is happening to you. (Gordon 1997, 205) Adopting the notion of a 'sensuous ...

Decolonizing Colonial Heritage

Decolonizing Colonial Heritage explores how different agents practice the decolonization of European colonial heritage at European and extra-European locations. Assessing the impact of these practices, the book also explores what a new vision of Europe in the postcolonial present could look like. Including contributions from academics, artists and heritage practitioners, the volume explores decolonial heritage practices in politics, contemporary history, diplomacy, museum practice, the visual arts and self-generated memorial expressions in public spaces. The comparative focus of the chapters includes examples of internal colonization in Europe and extends to former European colonies, among them Shanghai, Cape Town, and Rio de Janeiro. Examining practices in a range of different contexts, the book pays particular attention to sub-national actors whose work is opening up new futures through their engagement with decolonial heritage practices in the present. The volume also considers the challenges posed by applying decolonial thinking to existing understandings of colonial heritage. Decolonizing Colonial Heritage examines the role of colonial heritage in European memory politics and heritage diplomacy. It will be of interest to academics and students working in the fields of heritage and memory studies, colonial and imperial history, European studies, sociology, cultural studies, development studies, museum studies, and contemporary art.

Paranormal Media

For Gordon, ghosts highlight a sensuous knowledge, the knowledge of what we cannot see but feel is present in society. There is a transformative power to this sensuous knowledge because through listening to ghosts people can better ...

Paranormal Media

The paranormal has gone mainstream. Beliefs are on the rise, with almost half of the British population, and two thirds of Americans, claiming to believe in extra sensory perceptions and hauntings. Psychic magazines like Spirit and Destiny, television shows such as Fringe, Ghost Whisperer and Most Haunted, ghost-cams and e-poltergeists, bestselling books on mind, body and spirit, and magicians like Derren Brown have moved from the outer limits to the centre of popular culture, turning paranormal beliefs and scepticism into revenue streams. Paranormal Media offers a unique, timely exploration of the extraordinary, unexplained and supernatural in popular culture, looking in unusual places in order to understand this phenomenon. Early spirit forms such as magic lantern shows or the spirit photograph are re-imagined as a search for extraordinary experiences in reality TV, ghost tourism, and live shows. Through a popular cultural ethnography, and critical analysis in social and cultural theory, this ground-breaking book by Annette Hill presents an original and rigorous examination of people's experiences of spirits and magic. In popular culture, people are players in an orchestral movement about what happens to us when we die. In a very real sense the audience is the show. This book is the story of audiences and their participation in a show about matters of life and death. Paranormal Media will be a highly interesting read for undergraduate and postgraduate students, as well as academics, on a wide range of television, media, cultural studies, and sociology courses.

Beads Bodies and Trash

sensual consumption 124, 165, 173 sensual controls/regulations 78–80 sensual crimes 48 sensual degradation, ... and sensuous knowledge 215–16 sensual regulation 78–80 sensual repulsion 110 sensual rituals 109 sensual sphere 8, 137; ...

Beads  Bodies  and Trash

Beads, Bodies, and Trash merges cultural sociology with a commodity chain analysis by following Mardi Gras beads to their origins. Beginning with Bourbon Street of New Orleans, this book moves to the grim factories in the tax-free economic zone of rural Fuzhou, China. Beads, Bodies, and Trash will increase students’ capacity to think critically about and question everyday objects that circulate around the globe: where do objects come from, how do they emerge, where do they end up, what are their properties, what assemblages do they form, and what are the consequences (both beneficial and harmful) of those properties on the environment and human bodies? This book also asks students to confront how the beads can contradictorily be implicated in fun, sexist, unequal, and toxic relationships of production, consumption, and disposal. With a companion documentary, Mardi Gras Made in China, this book introduces students to recording technologies as possible research tools.

An Introduction to Dialectics

You will find, therefore, if you appeal to some pure sensuous certainty on the part of consciousness, a certainty from which all further knowledge depends and upon which you then try and build up the world of things, that this very ...

An Introduction to Dialectics

This volume comprises Adorno's first lectures specifically dedicated to the subject of the dialectic, a concept which has been key to philosophical debate since classical times. While discussing connections with Plato and Kant, Adorno concentrates on the most systematic development of the dialectic in Hegel's philosophy, and its relationship to Marx, as well as elaborating his own conception of dialectical thinking as a critical response to this tradition. Delivered in the summer semester of 1958, these lectures allow Adorno to explore and probe the significant difficulties and challenges this way of thinking posed within the cultural and intellectual context of the post-war period. In this connection he develops the thesis of a complementary relationship between positivist or functionalist approaches, particularly in the social sciences, as well as calling for the renewal of ontological and metaphysical modes of thought which attempt to transcend the abstractness of modern social experience by appeal to regressive philosophical categories. While providing an account of many central themes of Hegelian thought, he also alludes to a whole range of other philosophical, literary and artistic figures of central importance to his conception of critical theory, notably Walter Benjamin and the idea of a constellation of concepts as the model for an 'open or fractured dialectic' beyond the constraints of method and system. These lectures are seasoned with lively anecdotes and personal recollections which allow the reader to glimpse what has been described as the 'workshop' of Adorno's thought. As such, they provide an ideal entry point for all students and scholars in the humanities and social sciences who are interested in Adorno's work as well as those seeking to understand the nature of dialectical thinking.

Plato an Interdisciplinary Perspective

find out as to what are the objects of our sensual as well as rational knowledge and what objects transcend their ... Here he discussed the following four types of knowledge - Conjectural , Practical or Sensuous , Hypothetical and ...

Plato an Interdisciplinary Perspective