Journal article

Socio-Sensory Practice and its Potential for Identity, Plurality and Dissonance

Kelum Palipane

Journal of Intercultural Studies | Taylor & Francis (Routledge) | Published : 2020


This paper explores how the consideration of sensory embodied practice offers a route to unraveling subtle and nuanced placemaking practices of multicultural communities, revealing the physical, cultural and social interplay of everyday interactions. While a sensorial epistemological approach has been a relatively recent development in the humanities and social sciences, the ‘body’ has been theorised extensively. Even so, this has been of a generic body that is typically white, male and middle class. The embodied practices I present here affirm that bodies are social, sensorial and multiplicitous. Drawing from fieldwork in the multicultural Melbourne suburb of Footscray, I discuss the socios..

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