The Sensory Dimensions of Gardening
Author: Tilley, Christopher
Source: The Senses and Society, 1 November 2006, vol. 1, no. 3, pp. 311-330(20)
Abstract:This paper considers the multiple sensory dimensions of gardening and their synesthetic significance in an ethnographic study of gardens and gardening in England and Sweden. It challenges the notion that the different senses (vision, smell, sound, touch and taste) can be considered in hierarchical terms i.e. some as being more important than others in an assessment of the meaning and significance of gardening as an everyday practice. It argues that there is a significant difference between what people say and what they actually do and that when we study the latter the significance of all the senses in relation to each other is highlighted.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 2006-11-01T00:00:00