A Companion to the Anthropology of the Body and Embodiment (Wiley Blackwell Companions to Anthropology)
By: Frances E. Mascia-Lees (editor)Hardback
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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 bodyOriginal chapters cover historical and contemporary approaches and highlight new research frameworksReflects the increasing importance of embodiment and its ethnographic contexts within anthropologyHighlights the increasing emphasis on examining the production of scientific, technological, and medical expertise in studying bodies and embodiment
Frances E. Mascia-Lees is Professor of Anthropology at Rutgers University. She was Editor-in-Chief of American Anthropologist from 2001-2006, is a Founder and current Member of the Board of Anthropology Now, and an International Scholar of the Open Society Institute. She is author of numerous publications including Taking a Stand in a Postfeminist World: Toward an Engaged Cultural Criticism (2000), Women s Realities, Women s Choice, (3rd Edition, 2005) and Gender and Difference in a Globalizing World: 21st Century Anthropology (2011).
Notes on Contributors x Synopses xvii Introduction 1Frances E. Mascia-Lees 1. AESTHETICS 3 Aesthetic Embodiment and Commodity CapitalismFrances E. Mascia-Lees 2. AFFECT 24 Learning Affect/Embodying RaceAna 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 PatientNora L. Jones 5. BIOPOWER 86Biopower and Cyberpower in Online NewsDominic Boyer 6. BODILINESS 102 The Body Beyond the Body: Social, Material and Spiritual Dimensions of BodilinessTerence Turner 7. COLONIALISM 119 Bodies under ColonialismJanice Boddy 8. CULTURAL PHENOMENOLOGY 137 Embodiment: Agency, Sexual Difference, and IllnessThomas Csordas 9. DEAD BODIES 157 The Deadly Display of Mexican Border PoliticsRocio Magana 10. DISSECTION 172 The Body in Tatters: Dismemberment, Dissection, and the Return of the RepressedNancy Scheper-Hughes 11. (TRANS)GENDER 207 Tomboi EmbodimentEvelyn Blackwood 12. GENOMICS 223 Embodying Molecular GenomicsMargaret Lock 13. HAPTICS 239 Haptic Creativity and the Mid-embodiments of Experimental LifeNatasha Myers and Joe Dumit 14. HYBRIDITY 262 Hybrid Bodies of the Scientific ImaginaryLesley Sharp 15. IMPAIRMENT 276 Sporting Bodies: Sensuous, Lived, and ImpairedP. David Howe 16. KINSHIP 292 Bodily Betrayal: Love and Anger in the Time of EpigeneticsEmily Yates-Doerr 17. MASCULINITIES 307 The Male Reproductive BodyEmily Wentzell and Marcia C. Inhorn 18. MEDIATED BODIES 320 Fetal Bodies, UndoneLynn M. Morgan 19. MODIFICATION 338 Blurring the Divide: Human and Animal Body ModificationsMargo DeMello 20. NEOLIBERALISM 353 Embodying and Affecting NeoliberalismCarla Freeman 21. PAIN 370 Pain and BodiesJean E. Jackson 22. PERSONHOOD 388 Embodiment and PersonhoodAndrew J. Strathern and Pamela J. Stewart 23. POST-SOCIALISM 403 Troubling the Reproduction of the NationMichele Rivkin-Fish 24. RACIALIZATION 419 How To Do Races With BodiesDidier Fassin 25. THE SENSES 435 PolysensorialityDavid Howes 26. SENSORIAL MEMORY 451 Embodied Legacies of GenocideCarol A. Kidron 27. TASTING FOOD 467 Tasting between the Laboratory and the ClinicAnnemarie Mol 28. TRANSNATIONALISM 481 Bodies-in-Motion: Experiences of Momentum in Transnational SurgeryEmily McDonald 29. VIRTUALITY 504 Placing the Virtual Body: Avatar, Chora, CyphergTom Boellstorff Index 521
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