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A Companion to the Anthropology of the Body and Embodiment

A Companion to the Anthropology of the Body and Embodiment

Frances E. Mascia-Lees (Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-405-18949-1

May 2011, Wiley-Blackwell

556 pages

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$228.95

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A Companion to the Anthropology of the Body and Embodiment offers original essays that examine historical and contemporary approaches to conceptualizations of the body.

  • 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

Notes on Contributors x

Synopses xvii

Introduction 1
Frances E. Mascia-Lees

1. AESTHETICS 3

Aesthetic Embodiment and Commodity Capitalism
Frances E. Mascia-Lees

2. AFFECT 24

Learning Affect/Embodying Race
Ana Yolanda Ramos-Zayas

3. AUTOETHNOGRAPHY 46

When I Was A Girl (Notes on Contrivance)
Roger N. Lancaster

4. BIOETHICS 72

Embodied Ethics: From the Body as Specimen and Spectacle to the Body as Patient
Nora L. Jones

5. BIOPOWER 86

Biopower and Cyberpower in Online News
Dominic Boyer

6. BODILINESS 102

The Body Beyond the Body: Social, Material and Spiritual Dimensions of Bodiliness
Terence Turner

7. COLONIALISM 119

Bodies under Colonialism
Janice Boddy

8. CULTURAL PHENOMENOLOGY 137

Embodiment: Agency, Sexual Difference, and Illness
Thomas Csordas

9. DEAD BODIES 157

The Deadly Display of Mexican Border Politics
Rocío Magaña

10. DISSECTION 172

The Body in Tatters: Dismemberment, Dissection, and the Return of the Repressed
Nancy Scheper-Hughes

11. (TRANS)GENDER 207

Tomboi Embodiment
Evelyn Blackwood

12. GENOMICS 223

Embodying Molecular Genomics
Margaret Lock

13. HAPTICS 239

Haptic Creativity and the Mid-embodiments of Experimental Life
Natasha Myers and Joe Dumit

14. HYBRIDITY 262

Hybrid Bodies of the Scientific Imaginary
Lesley Sharp

15. IMPAIRMENT 276

Sporting Bodies: Sensuous, Lived, and Impaired
P. David Howe

16. KINSHIP 292

Bodily Betrayal: Love and Anger in the Time of Epigenetics
Emily Yates-Doerr

17. MASCULINITIES 307

The Male Reproductive Body
Emily Wentzell and Marcia C. Inhorn

18. MEDIATED BODIES 320

Fetal Bodies, Undone
Lynn M. Morgan

19. MODIFICATION 338

Blurring the Divide: Human and Animal Body Modifications
Margo DeMello

20. NEOLIBERALISM 353

Embodying and Affecting Neoliberalism
Carla Freeman

21. PAIN 370

Pain and Bodies
Jean E. Jackson

22. PERSONHOOD 388

Embodiment and Personhood
Andrew J. Strathern and Pamela J. Stewart

23. POST-SOCIALISM 403

Troubling the Reproduction of the Nation
Michele Rivkin-Fish

24. RACIALIZATION 419

How To Do Races With Bodies
Didier Fassin

25. THE SENSES 435

Polysensoriality
David Howes

26. SENSORIAL MEMORY 451

Embodied Legacies of Genocide
Carol A. Kidron

27. TASTING FOOD 467

Tasting between the Laboratory and the Clinic
Annemarie Mol

28. TRANSNATIONALISM 481

Bodies-in-Motion: Experiences of Momentum in Transnational Surgery
Emily McDonald

29. VIRTUALITY 504

Placing the Virtual Body: Avatar, Chora, Cypherg
Tom Boellstorff

Index 521

“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)