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Embodiment and experience : the existential ground of culture and self, edited by Thomas J. Csordas

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Embodiment and experience : the existential ground of culture and self
Title
Embodiment and experience
Title remainder
the existential ground of culture and self
Statement of responsibility
edited by Thomas J. Csordas
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Language
eng
Summary
Students of culture have been increasingly concerned with the ways in which cultural values are "inscribed" on the body. These essays go beyond this passive construal of the body to a position in which embodiment is understood as the existential condition of cultural life. From this standpoint embodiment is reducible neither to representations of the body, to the body as an objectification of power, to the body as a physical entity or biological organism, nor to the body as an inalienable centre of individual consciousness. This more sensate and dynamic view is applied by the contributors to a variety of topics, including the expression of emotion, the experience of pain, ritual healing, dietary customs, and political violence. Their purpose is to contribute to a phenomenological theory of culture and self--an anthropology that is not merely about the body, but from the body
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Cataloging source
DLC
Index
no index present
LC call number
GN298
LC item number
.E43 1994
Literary form
non fiction
NLM call number
  • W1
  • GN 298
NLM item number
  • CA4539R v.2 1994
  • E53 1994
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Csordas, Thomas J
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  • Human body
  • Human body
  • Medical anthropology
  • Human Body
  • Body Image
  • Culture
  • Anthropologie médicale
  • Corps humain
  • Corps humain
  • Corps humain
  • Corps humain
  • Anthropologie médicale
  • Human body
  • Human body
  • Medical anthropology
  • Menselijk lichaam
  • Kulturanthropologie
  • Körper
  • Corps humain
  • Sociologie du corps
  • Anthropologie médicale
  • Ethnopsychiatrie
  • Kulturanthropologie
  • Körper
  • Aufsatzsammlung
Label
Embodiment and experience : the existential ground of culture and self, edited by Thomas J. Csordas
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: the body as representation and being-in-the-world / Thomas J. Csordas -- 1. Bodies and anti-bodies: flesh and fetish in contemporary social theory / Terence Turner -- 2. Society's body: emotion and the "somatization" of social theory / M.L. Lyon and J.M. Barbalet -- 3. The political economy of injury and compassion: amputees on the Thai-Cambodia border / Lindsay French -- 4. Nurturing and negligence: working on others' bodies in Fiji / Anne E. Becker -- 5. The silenced body -- the expressive Leib: on the dialectic of mind and life in Chinese cathartic healing / Thomas Ots -- 6. Embodied metaphors: nerves as lived experience / Setha M. Low -- 7. Bodily transactions of the passions: el calor among Salvadoran women refugees / Janis H. Jenkins and Martha Valiente -- 8. The embodiment of symbols and the acculturation of the anthropologist / Carol Laderman -- 9. Chronic pain and the tension between the body as subject and object / Jean Jackson
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xi, 294 pages
Isbn
9780521452564
Lccn
93045993
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)29521547
  • (OCoLC)ocm29521547
Label
Embodiment and experience : the existential ground of culture and self, edited by Thomas J. Csordas
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: the body as representation and being-in-the-world / Thomas J. Csordas -- 1. Bodies and anti-bodies: flesh and fetish in contemporary social theory / Terence Turner -- 2. Society's body: emotion and the "somatization" of social theory / M.L. Lyon and J.M. Barbalet -- 3. The political economy of injury and compassion: amputees on the Thai-Cambodia border / Lindsay French -- 4. Nurturing and negligence: working on others' bodies in Fiji / Anne E. Becker -- 5. The silenced body -- the expressive Leib: on the dialectic of mind and life in Chinese cathartic healing / Thomas Ots -- 6. Embodied metaphors: nerves as lived experience / Setha M. Low -- 7. Bodily transactions of the passions: el calor among Salvadoran women refugees / Janis H. Jenkins and Martha Valiente -- 8. The embodiment of symbols and the acculturation of the anthropologist / Carol Laderman -- 9. Chronic pain and the tension between the body as subject and object / Jean Jackson
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xi, 294 pages
Isbn
9780521452564
Lccn
93045993
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)29521547
  • (OCoLC)ocm29521547

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