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Culture and the senses : embodiment, identity, and well-being in an African community

Author: Kathryn Linn Geurts
Publisher: Berkeley, Calif. ; London : University of California Press, 2003.
Series: Ethnographic studies in subjectivity, 3.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Adding her finely-framed ethnography to the collected work on the anthropology of the senses, Kathryn Geurts investigates the cultural meaning system and resulting sensorium of Anlo-Ewe-speaking people in southeastern Ghana.
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Genre/Form: Cross-cultural studies
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kathryn Linn Geurts
ISBN: 0520234553 9780520234550 0520234561 9780520234567
OCLC Number: 50937447
Description: 308 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Acknowledgments Note on Transliteration and Orthography Map of Southeastern Ghana INTRODUCTION. Cultural Construction of Sensoriums and Sensibilities 1. Is There a Sixth Sense? 2. Anlo-Land and Anlo-Ewe People PART ONE. Conceptualizing Sensory Orientations in Anlo-Land 3. Language and Sensory Orientations PART TWO. Moral Embodiment and Sensory Socialization 4. Kinesthesia and the Development of Moral Sensibilities 5. Sensory Symbolism in Birth and Infant Care Practices PART THREE. Person and Identity 6. Toward an Understanding of Anlo Forms of Being-in-the-World 7. Personhood and Ritual Reinforcement of Balance PART FOUR. Health, Strength, and Sensory Dimensions of Well-Being 8. Anlo Cosmology, the Senses, and Practices of Protection 9. Well-Being, Strength, and Health in Anlo Worlds CONCLUSION. Ethnography and the Study of Cultural Difference 10. Sensory Experience and Cultural Identity Notes Glossary Bibliography Index Illustrations
Series Title: Ethnographic studies in subjectivity, 3.
Responsibility: Kathryn Linn Geurts.

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Investigates the cultural meaning system and resulting sensorium of Anlo-Ewe-speaking people in southeastern Ghana. This book relates how Anlo society privileges and elaborates what we would call  Read more...

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