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Cultural Approaches to Disgust and the Visceral (2023)

Ryynänen, M., Kosonen, H., & Ylönen, S. (Eds.). (2023). Cultural Approaches to Disgust and the Visceral. Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781003205364

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All authors or editors: Ryynänen, Max; Kosonen, Heidi; Ylönen, Susanne

ISBN: 978-1-032-06378-2

eISBN: 978-1-003-20536-4

Publication year: 2023

Publication date: 25/08/2022

Publisher: Routledge

Place of Publication: New York

Publication country: United Kingdom

Publication language: English

DOI: https://doi.org/10.4324/9781003205364

Publication open access: Openly available

Publication channel open access: Open Access channel

Publication is parallel published (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/82877


This edited volume traces cultural appearances of disgust and investigates the varied forms and functions disgust takes and is given in both established and vernacular cultural practices.

Contributors focus on the socio-cultural creation, consumption, reception, and experience of disgust, a visceral emotion whose cultural situatedness and circulation has historically been overlooked in academic scholarship. Chapters challenge and supplement the biological understanding of disgust as a danger reaction and as a base emotion evoked by the lower senses, touch, taste and smell, through a wealth of original case studies in which disgust is analyzed in its aesthetic qualities, and in its cultural and artistic appearances and uses, featuring visual and aural media.

Because it is interdisciplinary, the book will be of interest to scholars in a wide range of fields, including visual studies, philosophy, aesthetics, sociology, history, literature, and musicology.

Keywords: cultural research; aversion; sociocultural factors; aesthetics; art; philosophy; literature; affectivity; emotions; reactions; multidisciplinary research; interdisciplinary research; anthologies

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Reporting Year: 2023

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