Cultural Bodies: Ethnography and Theory / Edition 1

Cultural Bodies: Ethnography and Theory / Edition 1

by Helen Thomas, Ahmed
     
 

Cultural Bodies: Ethnography and Theory is a unique collection that integrates two increasingly key areas of social and cultural research: the body and ethnography. “The body” continues to be a central theme of debate and research across the humanities and social sciences and in subjects such as gender, race, identity, and science andSee more details below

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Cultural Bodies: Ethnography and Theory is a unique collection that integrates two increasingly key areas of social and cultural research: the body and ethnography. “The body” continues to be a central theme of debate and research across the humanities and social sciences and in subjects such as gender, race, identity, and science and technology. However, existing literature on the body has taken a largely theoretical direction. Cultural Bodies breaks new ground by refusing to neglect the experiential and the empirical.

Bringing together an international and multidisciplinary team of scholars, Cultural Bodies draws on ethnography as a useful means of exploring our everyday social and cultural environments and, in doing so, demonstrates the constant need for researchers and their research to be made accountable to readers. In this way, ethnography reveals as much about the frameworks of social research as it does about the societies that they move in and out of. By focusing on the body and ethnography, Cultural Bodies constitutes an important step in developing these two key areas of study and the relationship between them.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780631225843
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
12/29/2003
Pages:
328
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.11(d)

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Notes on Contributors
Introduction1
1Inscriptions of Love27
Photography by Paul Halliday
2From Catwalk to Catalog: Male Fashion Models, Masculinity, and Identity55
3Reading Racialized Bodies: Learning to See Difference76
4Narratives of Embodiment: Body, Aging, and Career in Royal Ballet Dancers98
5Being a Body in a Cultural Way: Understanding the Cultural in the Embodiment of Dance123
6Bare Life145
7Lolo's Breasts, Cyborgism, and a Wooden Christ170
8Talking Back to Neuro-reductionism190
9Eating for a Living: A Rhizo-ethology of Bodies215
10Health and the Holy in the Afro-Brazilian Candomble241
11Here Comes the Sun: Shedding Light on the Cultural Body260
12Reaching the Body: Future Directions283
Subject Index301
Name Index310

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