Jizz and the joy of pattern recognition: virtuosity discipline and the agency of insight in UK naturalists' arts of seeing.

@article{Ellis2011JizzAT,
  title={Jizz and the joy of pattern recognition: virtuosity discipline and the agency of insight in UK naturalists' arts of seeing.},
  author={Rebecca Ellis},
  journal={Social studies of science},
  year={2011},
  volume={41 6},
  pages={769-90}
}
Approaches to visual skilling from anthropology and STS have tended to highlight the forces of discipline and control in understanding how shared visual accounts of the world are created in the face of potential differences brought about by multi-sensorial perception. Drawing upon a range of observational and interview material from an immersion in naturalist training and biological recording activities between 2003 and 2009, I focus upon jizz, a distinct form of gestalt perception much coveted… CONTINUE READING

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