1 Visuel kultur som pædagogisk fagområde, Danish School of Education, Aarhus University, Aarhus University2 Department of Curriculum Research, Danish School of Education, Aarhus University, Aarhus University3 Forskningsprogram for Fagdidaktik, Danish School of Education, Aarhus University, Aarhus University4 Department of Education - Curriculum Research, Danish School of Education, Arts, Aarhus University
The paper presents varieties of cultural science's investigation of human sensory experience in different cultures through history. One of the discoveries of the pioneering scientists exploring human sensoria was in fact the discovery of human sense being culturally different in matter rather than degree - which led to the notion of actual sense cultures. I didn't discover these pioneers of the anthropology of the senses (as they named their enterprise (Classen & Howes (1991)) until 1993. But I was immediately enthused by their suggestion of quite different methodological approaches to the ethnographic fieldwork - focusing on different cultural understandings of human senses and human sensing. I've applied and experimented with a range of sense-cultural principals (frameworks and elements) in every field and fieldwork since then. Irrespective of locale field and thematic field of the anthropological quest I've engaged in, I've since then indulged in the use and expansion of sense-cultural methods - in the empirical fieldwork as well as in the analytical fieldwork. I have assigned sense orientated methods the following fieldwork: In a fieldwork in the Six Counties/Northern Ireland, where I was exploring "the troubles" and the "sense of belonging" (analytical tool coined by Cohen 1982); attempting to ascertain modes of (and reasons for) incorporating the sense of belonging to the narrative scenery of resistance, the dynamics of cultural and historical events, the experience of the recurrence of oppression, injustice and defiance/insubordination. In a fieldwork in Sierra Leone, West Africa, where I was exploring the paradoxes between the powerful display of the proud and esoteric narrative of the knowledge residing in "the secret societies of women" and the contrast to the everyday stories of poverty.
sanse kulturelle metoder; sansekulturelle metodeværktøjer; sansekulturelle data; sansekulturelle analytiske værktøjer; sansekulturelle resultater; videnskab om sansekulturer; human sensoria & perception adressed with ethno-scientific tools; sense-initiated ethnografic tools; senseethnographic data; cultural analysis of sensecultures