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Introduction: Engaging with Jolting Events in Art and Fieldwork
Petra Rethmann and Helena Wulff

Part I: Experiencing and Conceptualizing the Exceptional

Chapter 1. To Be Stunned: Uncanny Experiences and Uncertainty in ‘Ordinary’ Fieldwork
Deborah Reed-Danahay

Chapter 2. Looking at the African Masks at Musée du Trocadéro – He Understood….
Thomas Fillitz

Chapter 3. Art and Anthropology in Graphic Form: Exceptional Experience andExtraordinary Collaboration in the Making of ‘Light in Dark Times’
Alisse Waterston and Charlotte Corden (images)

Chapter 4. Exceptional Experiences in Academic Life
Moshe Shokeid

Chapter 5. The Exceptionalism of Art as Disclosure of Deepest Truth: Stanley Spencer and the Look of Love
Nigel Rapport

Part II: Literary Realms of the Exceptional

Chapter 6. Haunted Reading/Haunting Johnson
Petra Rethmann

Chapter 7. Sacred Muses: The Lake Goddess in Flora Nwapa’s Literary Worldmaking
Paula Uimonen

Chapter 8. Experiential Literary Ethnography: How Creative Writing Techniques Can Capturethe Cultural Value of Live Arts-Based Experiences
Ellen Wiles

Part III: Exceptional Visual and Practice Experiences

Chapter 9. Lighting Praxis: Lighting Aesthetics and Creativity Narratives in Professional Cinematography
Cathy Greenhalgh

Chapter 10. ‘Hammered by the Image’: Exceptional Experiences of Art as Aesthetic Impact
Helena Wulff                                                     

Chapter 11. Shaking up Worlds, Opening up Horizons: Contemporary Dance Experiences in Ramallah and Beyond
Ana Laura Rodriguez Quinones

Chapter 12. Participant Growing-Places in and of the World: Rendering the Transformative Atmosphere of a Contemporary Opera in the Making
Maxime Le Calvé

Afterword: The Sixth Sense
Thomas Hylland Eriksen

Exceptional Experiences

Engaging with Jolting Events in Art and Fieldwork

Edited by Petra Rethmann and Helena Wulff

Afterword by Thomas Hylland Eriksen

246 pages, 18 color ills, bibliog., index

ISBN  978-1-80539-020-6 Hb Published (July 2023)

eISBN 978-1-80539-021-3 eBook