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Learning the senses, learning through the senses: Anthropology of sensory perceptions

Monday 4 December 2023 - Vincent Battesti , Joël Candau

A New Book!
Vincent Battesti & Joël Candau (eds.), 2023 — Apprendre les sens, apprendre par les sens : Anthropologie des perceptions sensorielles, Paris, Éditions Pétra (series Univers sensoriels et sciences sociales), 598 p. (24 contributors)
ISBN : 978-2-84743-314-2

This work, comprising twenty chapters drawing primarily from anthropology but also incorporating sociology, psychology, neuroscience, primatology, and archaeology, offers a comprehensive overview of the various forms of sensory sharing among human beings. It demonstrates, on the one hand, that the discovery and learning of the world through the senses do not imply either a radical cognitive relativism or the confinement of each individual within a singular Umwelt. On the other hand, it highlights that sensory and multisensory learning is always subject to cultural and social modulation. We learn the senses, we learn through the senses.


Between environmental controversies and development projects: the landscape to the test of the senses

Saturday 10 August 2019 - Vincent Battesti , Élise Geisler , Christophe Mager , Laurent Matthey

Just published!. In French: edition of the vol. 18, issue 3 of VertigO journal with Élise Geisler, Christophe Mager & Laurent Matthey.


The Date Palm: Origin and Cultivation in the Middle East and in Egypt

Tuesday 7 January 2014 - Margareta Tengberg , Vincent Battesti , Claire Newton

Journal issue (in English and French) edited with Margareta Tengberg, and Claire Newton, Revue d’ethnoécologie, “The Date Palm: Origin and Cultivation in the Middle East and in Egypt/Le Palmier dattier: Origine et culture en Égypte et au Moyen-Orient”, vol. 4, 2013.


Egypt of today, Inventory of a Society before Revolution

Monday 26 December 2011 - Vincent Battesti

Vincent Battesti & François Ireton (eds.), L’Égypte au présent, Inventaire d’une société avant révolution, Paris, éd. Sindbad-Actes Sud (coll. Bibliothèque arabe), 1200 pages (40 contributors), 2011.
ISBN: 978-2-7427-9780-6


Fieldworks of Egypt, Contemporary anthropologies

Monday 29 January 2007 - Vincent Battesti

Edition, with Nicolas Puig, of a volume of the Égypte-Monde Arabe journal, on the “Terrains d’Égypte, anthropologies contemporaines” [Fieldworks of Egypt, Contemporary anthropologies], n° 3, 3e série, 1er semestre 2006, 213 p.
Published in Jan. 2007.
This issue takes pretext of Egypt to address the variety of the relationships to fieldwork by ethnologists.


Gardens to the desert, Evolution of Oasian practices and knowledge, Jerid, Tunisia

Tuesday 21 June 2005 - Vincent Battesti

Jardins au désert, Évolution des pratiques et savoirs oasiens, Jérid tunisien
Pdf and complete version of the book.


Jerid oases: some permanent revolutions?

April 1996 - Vincent Battesti

Les oasis du Jérid: des révolutions permanentes?
Book/report published by Cirad, Montpellier, 1997.