A Field Guide to a New Meta-Field

Stafford Barbara Maria
Includes bibliographical references and index.



Barbara Stafford is a pioneering art historian whose research has long helped to bridge the divide between the humanities and cognitive sciences. In A Field Guide to a New Meta-Field, she marshals a distinguished group of thinkers to forge a ground-breaking dialogue between the emerging brain sciences, the liberal arts, and social sciences.

Stafford's book examines meaning and mental function from this dual experimental perspective. The wide-ranging essays included here--from Frank Echenhofer's foray into shamanist hallucinogenic visions to David Bashwiner's analysis of emotion and danceability--develop a common language for implementing programmatic and institutional change. Demonstrating how formerly divided fields are converging around shared issues, A Field Guide to a New Meta-Field maps a high-level, crossdisciplinary adventure from one of our leading figures in visual studies.

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Publisher University of Chicago Press
ISBN-10 0226770540
ISBN-13 9780226770543
GTIN-13 9780226770543
GTIN-14 09780226770543
Subtitle Bridging the Humanities-Neurosciences Divide
Author Stafford Barbara Maria
Edition 1
Language Code eng
Page Count 368
Publication Date May 31, 2011
Dimension 6 in 9 in 0.9 in