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Cultural Bodies: Ethnography and Theory / Edition 1
     

Cultural Bodies: Ethnography and Theory / Edition 1

by Helen Thomas, Jamilah Ahmed
 

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ISBN-10: 0631225854

ISBN-13: 9780631225850

Pub. Date: 12/29/2003

Publisher: Wiley

Cultural Bodies: Ethnography and Theory is a unique collection that integrates two increasingly key areas of social and cultural research: the body and ethnography.

  • Breaks new ground in an area of study that continues to be a central theme of debate and research across the humanities and social sciences
  • Draws on ethnography as

Overview

Cultural Bodies: Ethnography and Theory is a unique collection that integrates two increasingly key areas of social and cultural research: the body and ethnography.

  • Breaks new ground in an area of study that continues to be a central theme of debate and research across the humanities and social sciences
  • Draws on ethnography as a useful means of exploring our everyday social and cultural environments
  • Constitutes an important step in developing two key areas of study, the body and ethnography, and the relationship between them
  • Brings together an international and multi-disciplinary team of scholars

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780631225850
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
12/29/2003
Pages:
328
Product dimensions:
6.05(w) x 9.05(h) x 0.98(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements.

Notes on Contributors.

Introduction.

Part I: Ethnography:.

1. Inscriptions of Love: Les Back (Goldsmiths College).

2. From Catwalk to Catalogue: Male Fashion Models, Masculinity and Identity: Joan Entwistle (University of Essex).

3. Reading Racialized Bodies: Learning to See Difference: Suki Ali (Goldsmiths College).

4. Narratives of Embodiment: Body, Aging and Career in Royal Ballet Dancers: Steven P. Wainwright and Bryan S. Turner (King’s College; University of Cambridge).

Part II: Ethnography and Theory:.

5. Being a Body in a Cultural Way: Understanding the Cultural in the Embodiment of Dance: Sally Ann Allen Ness (University of California, Riverside).

6. Bare Life: Nigel Thrift (University of Bristol).

7. Lolo’s Breasts, Cyborgism and a Wooden Christ: Simon Shepherd (Central School).

8. Talking Back to Neuro-reductionism: Emily Martin (New York University).

Part III: Theory:.

9. Eating for a Living: A Rhizo-ethology of Bodies: Elspeth Probyn (University of Sydney).

10. Health and the Holy in the Afro Brazilian Candomblé: Thomas Csordas (Case Western Reserve University).

11. Here Comes the Sun: Shedding Light on the Cultural Body: Simon Carter and Mike Michael (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine; Goldsmiths College).

12. Reaching the Body: Future Directions: Jamilah Ahmed.

Index

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