Sensory Transformations: Environments, Technologies, Sensobiographies

Helmi Järviluoma, Lesley Murray

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This book aims to articulate a special moment in the sensory history of urban Europe as people’s relationship with their environment is increasingly shaped through digital technologies. Based on a large international research project, the book communicates new understandings of people’s sensory relationships with particular emphasis on environments and technologies, offering cutting-edge insights in cultural transformations of the sensory. It also introduces the original methodology of sensobiographic walking and contributes the translocal method of transgenerational ethnographies across three European cities.

The book offers radical and impactful food for thought for a large audience of readers. It is a much-needed addition to Sensory Studies literature with its firmly grounded empirically and theoretically perspectives. It provides new understandings of sensory engagements with urban environments as well as transdisciplinary contributions to knowledge. The book is aimed primarily at social and human scientists and students finalizing their MA degrees or working on their doctoral or post-doctoral work. It is equally useful for environmental planners, youth workers, city planners, and architects, among others.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages300
ISBN (Electronic)9781003131342
ISBN (Print)9780367674311
Publication statusPublished - 7 Apr 2023


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