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Embodiment and Experience : The Existential Ground of Culture and Self - Thomas J. Csordas

Embodiment and Experience

The Existential Ground of Culture and Self

By: Thomas J. Csordas (Editor)

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Published: 16th January 1995
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Students of culture have been increasingly concerned with the ways in which cultural values are inscribed on the body. The unifying theme of these essays is that the body is at once a fount of symbols and the instrument of experience. This more complex and dynamic view is applied by the contributors to a variety of topics, including dietary customs, the expression of emotion, the experience of pain, and political violence. Their purpose is to contribute to a phenomenological theory of culture and self.

"The authors of Embodiment and Experience broach several interesting paths for future research." William S. Lachicotte, Jr., Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease

Introduction: the body as representation and being-in-the-world
Paradigms and Polemics
Bodies and anti-bodies: flesh and fetish in contemporary social theory
Society's body: emotion and the 'somatization' of social theory
Form, Appearance and Movement
The political economy of injury and compassion: amputees on the Thai-Cambodia border
Nurturing and negligence: working on others' bodies in
The silenced body - the expressive Leib: on the dialectic of mind and life in Chinese cathartic healing
Self, Sensibility, and Emotion
Embodied metaphors: nerves as lived experience
Bodily transactions of the passions: El Calor among Salvadoran women refugees
The embodiment of symbols and the acculturation of the anthropologist
Pain and Meaning
Chronic pain and the tension between the body as subject and object
The individual in terror
Rape trauma: contexts of meaning
Words from the Holy People: a case study in cultural phenomenology
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ISBN: 9780521458900
ISBN-10: 0521458900
Series: Cambridge Studies in Medical Anthropology
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 308
Published: 16th January 1995
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.46