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A companion to the anthropology of the body and embodiment [electronic resource] /

edited by Frances E. Mascia-Lees.

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Names: Mascia-Lees, Frances E.,
Published: Chichester, West Sussex, U.K. ; Wiley-Blackwell, 2011.
Series: Blackwell companions to anthropology ; 13.
Topics: Human body - Social aspects.
Genres: Electronic books.
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Physical Description: 1 online resource (xxv, 529 p.).
Includes: Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN: 9781444340488 electronic bk.
1444340484 electronic bk.
9781444350593 electronic bk.
1444350595 electronic bk.

Summary: "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 body Original chapters cover historical and contemporary approaches and highlight new research frameworks Reflects the increasing importance of embodiment and its ethnographic contexts within anthropology Highlights the increasing emphasis on examining the production of scientific, technological, and medical expertise in studying bodies and embodiment."--Provided by publisher.
"Exploring body politics, embodiment, the senses, affect, and emotion, Mascia-Lees brings together a key group of scholars to examine historical and contemporary approaches to, and conceptualizations of, the body. The authors situate their examination of embodiment in lived worlds, scientific labs, medical clinics, and virtual worlds. They explore topics such as biopower, the body beautiful, transgenderism, genomics, masculinities, modification, pain, the senses, racialization, and virtuality. A Companion to the Anthropology of the Body and Embodiment also offers new theoretical frameworks and conceptual categories which will set the parameters for future research on bodies and embodiments"--Provided by publisher.
Other Names: Mascia-Lees, Frances E., 1953-
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