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Getting ‘the feel’: craft learning as perceptual transformation

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Becoming a wooden boat builder requires ‘getting the feel’ for the tools and materials of the trade by learning to perceive these objects in terms of their practical purposes in the workshop. In this project, I explore such learning from a sensory-ethnographic perspective, journaling how my own perceptual experience transforms over six months of work building boats. To supplement this first-person method, I carry out participant observations and long-form interviews with boat builders, pay...

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SSD
Department:
Education
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Oxford University
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Department:
Oxford University
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Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford
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English
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Deposit date:
2019-02-19

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