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Skilled Visions: Between Apprenticeship and Standards by Cristina Grasseni

By Cristina Grasseni

So much arguments for a rediscovery of the physique and the senses hinge on a critique of "visualism" in our globalized, technified society. This technique has ended in an absence of exact examine at the strategies of visible "enskillment." delivering a entire spectrum of case experiences in suitable contexts, this quantity increases the difficulty of the rehabilitation of imaginative and prescient and contextualizes imaginative and prescient within the modern debate at the development of neighborhood wisdom vs. the hegemony of the socio-technical community. via holding an ethnographic strategy, the ebook offers sensible examples which are either obtainable to undergraduate scholars and informative for an instructional viewers.

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Skilled Visions: Between Apprenticeship and Standards

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The distance of hearing, therefore, is not set opposite the listener, but streams towards and into him. This is in accord with Zuckerlandl, who formulates the difference between vision and hearing as one between the experience of a world ‘out there’, and that of a world coming ‘from-outthere-toward-me-and-through-me’ (1956: 368). Also Ong points to precisely this difference, when he argues that sound gets inside us and touches the innermost surfaces of our being in a way that is impossible for sight, which puts the observer at a remove from the object: Whereas sight situates the observer outside what he views, at a distance, sound pours into the hearer … [Thus] you can immerse yourself in hearing, in sound.

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