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Body matters : exploring the materiality of the human body

Author: Luci Attala; Louise Steel
Publisher: Cardiff : University of Wales Press, 2019.
Series: Materialities in anthropology and archaeology.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Adopting a novel cross-disciplinary approach, this book demonstrates the value of understanding human bodies as fundamentally influenced and affected by the other materials available in diverse landscapes. Using a rich mix of ethnographic, archaeological and historical examples, it explores the creative roles materials have taken in shaping past and present people's bodies."
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Luci Attala; Louise Steel
ISBN: 9781786834157 1786834154
OCLC Number: 1061090881
Description: xviii, 233 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Contents: Bodies that co-create : the residues and intimacies of vital material / Eloise Govier --
'I am apple' : relationships of the flesh : exploring the corporeal entanglements of eating plants in the Amazon / Luci Attala --
Cooled, cured and sedimented : reforming and edifying the hydrocentric infants of northwestern Amazonia / Elizabeth Rahmen --
Embodied encounters with the ancestors / Louise Steel --
Becoming a community of substance : The Mun, the mud and the therapeutic art of body painting / Kate Nialla Fayers-Kerr --
The resucitation of the twice-hanged man : miracles and the body in medieval Swansea / Harriett Webster --
Dead and dusted : exploring the mutable boundaries of the body / Ros Coard --
A cup for any occasion? : the materiality of drinking experiences at Kerma / Carl Walsh --
All fingers, no thumbs : the materiality of a medieval relic / Janet Burton.
Series Title: Materialities in anthropology and archaeology.
Responsibility: edited by Luci Attala and Louise Steel.

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