Author(s): Barbara Maria Stafford (Editor)


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.

Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9780226770550
  • : University of Chicago Press
  • : 0.532
  • : June 2011
  • : 2.008 Centimeters X 15.2 Centimeters X 22.6 Centimeters
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Barbara Maria Stafford (Editor)
  • : Paperback
  • : English
  • : 362.2/5
  • : 368