‘Touching Space, Placing Touch’ book: more details

It would be remiss not to include more details on the actual contents, you know… so a table of contents, and the flyer (PDF) from the publisher: Contents Introduction: placing touch within social theory and empirical study – Mark Paterson, Martin Dodge and Sara MacKian 1. Negotiating therapeutic touch: encountering massage through the ‘mixed bodies’ of Michel…

Touching Space, Placing Touch – now available

So here it is. A call for papers for a conference session back in 2007, organised initially by Sarah Mackian, Martin Dodge and Chris Perkins. My involvement later on, and the thought-provoking, well-attended sessions led to us proposing an edited collection. And here we are, years later, with the actual book on its way to…

Touching Space, Placing Touch. Edited Collection.

It has been an incredibly long time coming. The original conference session was in 2008. The papers were mostly written and finished two years ago. But only in August 2012 will we finally have the printed book! Touching Space, Placing Touch [links to publisher website]. I’m happy with what eventually resulted – there was a maturation…

The Philosopher’s Magazine: Touch

A couple of years ago Julian Baggini, author of a large number of popular philosophy books and the editor of The Philosopher’s Magazine  asked me to contribute an essay for a special issue on the senses. Obviously I would be writing on touch. The link is posted here because it works as an overview of some…