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Embodiment and Experience: The Existential Ground of Culture and Self. THOMAS J. CSORDAS, ed. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, xii + The collection features articles by Joseph Alter, Thomas Csordas, Lochlann Jain, To argue by analogy, a phenomenological paradigm of embodiment can be. Anthropological engagements with embodiment have several Csordas is one of the earlier edited collections marking the rise of.

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Thomas Csordas, Embodiment and cultural phenomenology – PhilPapers

Therefore, the symptom is not only an alteration of our body, the indicator of a pathological condition embodimennt by a patient, but is also a metaphor, an incorporated act of resistance of our body to political, social — and not medical — determining factors of disease. Science Logic and Mathematics. Following Haraway’s lead, I attend to how different species sense and apprehend one another, leaving impressions—concrescences of perceptual data, or texture.

Direzione Direttore Editoriale Massimo Canevacci. A collection of twenty-nine essays on themes such as affect, biopower, trans gender, genomics, bodily modification, pain, post-socialism, racialization, and transnationalism.

A move was made here from studies of the body to taking the perspective of a bodily being-in-the-world as the starting point. Marking out key themes of embodiment in anthropology the volume also offers more recent studies into the production of scientific, technological, and medical expertise in studying bodies and embodiment.

Sports Studies and the Continuing Promise of Phenomenology. Csordas is one of the earlier edited collections marking the rise of embodiment in anthropology. State University of New York Press. Natalie Depraz – – Tijdschrift Voor Filosofie 55 3: In summary, between object and subject of knowledge from our body and of our body.


We were variously situated—corals generating generations, me interpretations. This article has no associated abstract.

Our body is a social and a political construction where a collective and an invidual dimension of experience, languages, symbols and social structures are interlaced. Contributors to this edited volume move beyond body as text and representation to advance a more dynamic, sensate study of the body through chapters on pain, emotion, and violence, for example.

Sign in to use this feature. In contrast, the paradigm of embodiment means not that cultures have the same structure as bodily experience, but that embodied experience is the starting point for analyzing human participation in a cultural world.

This theoretical approach has developed largely in opposition to Western dualisms and stagnate bodily categories, emphasizing process and contingency.

Glenn Carruthers – – Philosophical Psychology 22 2: Farquhar and Lock offers one of the better compendiums of classic and contemporary texts theorizing the body, introducing many of the key themes and historical developments in anthropology. The anthropology of the body.

Affect, Embodiment and Sense Perception — Cultural Anthropology

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The selection of texts in this article, chosen from a vast and growing body of literature, reflects both embodied anthropology and anthropologies of embodiment. The subject of semiotics. We invite you to read their materials and visit the associated supplemental pages. Phenomenological approaches in anthropology. University of Chicago Press.


Embodiment and mindful body: Nancy Scheper Hughes, Thomas Csordas

Beyond the body proper: This sensory, nonspectral mode of parsing the archive tells us something new about the immediacy of violence, its duration in memory, and the bodily and reproductive effects of sexually torturing women. First, theoretical understandings of embodiment are stitched not only from bringing together and critically examining a key set of philosophies predominantly phenomenology and practice theorybut also doing so in correspondence with insights from ethnographic fieldwork.

And the request of medicalization expresses a need of care and of legitimation of social and bodily pain. Embodiment as a paradigm or methodological orientation requires that the body be understood as the existential ground of culture-not as an object that is “good to think,” but as a subject that is “necessary to be. Michael Staudigl – – Human Studies 36 1: Why is affect aligned with the energetic, dynamic and new; while emotion is cast as static, deadening, ossifying?

Although the concept becomes different things in different places, broadly speaking in anthropology, embodiment is a way of describing porous, visceral, felt, enlivened bodily experiences, in and with inhabited worlds. Articles “The Body of One Color: Our body, in fact, is not only an activity of production and construction of sense but also an incorporation of the ways to live it.