A Companion to the Anthropology of the Body and Embodiment
May 2011, Wiley-Blackwell
- In this ground-breaking work on the body and embodiment, the latest scholarship from anthropology and related social science fields is presented, providing new insights on body politics and the experience of the body
- Original chapters cover historical and contemporary approaches and highlight new research frameworks
- Reflects the increasing importance of embodiment and its ethnographic contexts within anthropology
- Highlights the increasing emphasis on examining the production of scientific, technological, and medical expertise in studying bodies and embodiment
Frances E. Mascia-Lees.
Aesthetic Embodiment and Commodity Capitalism.
Frances E. Mascia-Lees.
Learning Affect/Embodying Race.
Ana Yolanda Ramos-Zayas.
When I was a Girl (Notes on Contrivance).
Roger N. Lancaster.
Embodied Ethics: From the Body as Specimen and Spectacle to the Body as Patient.
Biopower and Cyberpower in Online News.
The Body beyond the Body: Social, Material and Spiritual Dimensions of Bodiliness.
Bodies under Colonialism.
8. CULTURAL PHENOMENOLOGY.
Embodiment: Agency, Sexual Difference, and Illness.
9. DEAD BODIES.
The Deadly Display of Border Politics.
Bodies That Matter: Dismemberment, Dissection, and the Return of the Repressed.
Evelyn Blackwood .
Embodying Molecular Genomics.
Haptic Creativity and the Mid-embodiments of Experimental Life.
Natasha Myers and Joe Dumit.
Hybrid Bodies of the Scientific Imaginary.
Lesley Sharp .
Sporting Bodies: Sensuous, Lived, and Impaired.
P. David Howe.
Bodily Betrayal: Love and Anger in the Time of Epigenetics.
The Male Reproductive Body.
Emily Wentzell and Marcia Inhorn.
18. MEDIATED BODIES.
Fetal Bodies, Undone.
Lynn M. Morgan.
Blurring the Divide: Modifying Human and Animal Bodies.
Embodying and Affecting Neoliberalism.
Pain and Bodies.
Jean E. Jackson.
Embodiment and Personhood.
Andrew J. Strathern and Pamela J. Stewart.
Troubling the Reproduction of the Nation.
To Do Races With Bodies.
25. THE SENSES.
26. SENSORIAL MEMORY.
Embodied Legacies of Genocide.
Carol A. Kidron.
27. TASTING FOOD.
The Ability to Taste: The Eating Body between Laboratory and Clinic.
Bodies-in-Motion: Experiences of Momentum in Transnational Surgery.
Placing the Virtual Body: Avatar, Chora, Cypherg.
“Overall, this is a rich and valuable resource which offers great insight into bodies, and anthropological research on bodies, today.” (Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute, 29 April 2014)
“This wonderful companion to embodiment and body-studies covers twenty nine different aspects from our daily embodied lives.” (The Journal of Ethnology and Folkloristics, 1 May 2012)Frances Mascia-Lees has compiled a breathtakingly comprehensive volume on the anthropology of the body. The chapters are creative, sometimes daring, and always insightful. The collection takes our comprehension of the body in social and cultural life to a new level. The volume will be read and debated for many years to come.
Paul Stoller, West Chester University of Pennsylvania