Cultural Approaches to Disgust and the Visceral
Ryynänen, M., Kosonen, H., & Ylönen, S. (Eds.). (2023). Cultural Approaches to Disgust and the Visceral. Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781003205364
© 2023 selection and editorial matter, Max Ryynänen, Heidi S. Kosonen and Susanne C. Ylönen; individual chapters, the contributors
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.
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Related funder(s)Academy of Finland
Funding program(s)Academy Project, AoF
Additional information about fundingWork on this anthology has been made possible by the support of various universities, foundations and research projects. The University of Jyväskylä, Aalto University, Witwatersrand University, The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (grant number 435–2019–0691), The Finnish Cultural Foundation, The Finnish Academy (grant number 340650) and Kone Foundation (grant number 21000052161) have all made our work on this book possible. We would especially like to thank the University of Jyväskylä’s Faculty of the Humanities and the Social Sciences for its generous open access publishing grant. We are also thankful for Aalto University’s support in the language revision of the introduction. ...
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