To Touch Is to Live
Pages: 272 pages
Size: Paperback, 6 X 9 inches
Caplan’s breakthrough research on the impact of isolation and, conversely, touch, on the physical, mental and emotional health of human beings was recorded in the trailblazing book, Untouched. The book has been revised here, with new chapters on sexuality and relationships. Throughout her book, which synthesizes research on the necessity of physical and social contact in cultures around the world, Caplan maintains a scientific perspective that is spiced by her experiences as a traveler and therapist.
This is no “new age” work, however. To Touch Is To Live also emphasizes the importance of boundaries, gender cultures and a conscious relationship to children.