Embodiment and Experience: The Existential Ground of Culture and Self. THOMAS J. CSORDAS, ed. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, xii + The collection features articles by Joseph Alter, Thomas Csordas, Lochlann Jain, To argue by analogy, a phenomenological paradigm of embodiment can be. Anthropological engagements with embodiment have several Csordas is one of the earlier edited collections marking the rise of.

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Writing Culture Youth Culture. The articles collected in this collection address the above qustions through different research methods and analytic objects.

Embodiment and cultural phenomenology

Sign up for Embodimrnt OBO. Investigating the Constitution of the Shared World, by C. The transmission of affect. For many first tackling embodiment head-on, their concern was to address questions of power and oppression through looking at ideologies of sex, gender, and racial difference.

Topics now have now expanded greatly, including new approaches to traditional themes and emerging concerns about the virtual, the epi genetic, toxic environments and beyond-human bodies.

How must both time and the social be understood such that affect is presumed to come before the social, without being nonsocial? So, our body is both presence and project in the world, bodily produtcion, and sedimentation of languages and practices of the strong powers on itself.

Glenn Carruthers – – Philosophical Psychology 22 2: Farquhar, Judith, and Margaret Lock, eds.

Our body is a social and a political construction where a collective and an invidual dimension of experience, languages, symbols and social structures are interlaced. In the flesh is desire and desire is a disvalue, sin and luciferin temptation.

And they sharpen their interpretative schemes, their theoretical ways of reading our body: In Italy, Umberto Galimberti too, an Italian anthropologist and philosopher told, in a good way, the recomposition program that had to be made.


Topics covered are vast and include politics and violence, language, emotion, illness, pain, ageing and death, sensory perception, subjectivity, empathy, morality, religion, art, aesthetics, narratives, temporality, and spatiality. Evan Selinger – – Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences 7 2: Seamus Carey – – Human Studies 23 1: The anthropology of the body.

Zaner – – The Hague: The work of strategically tethering the past to the present should not be about forging historicist links across time but about locating repetitions and difference, including differences among humanitarian modes and strategies in the early 20th and the early 21st centuries.

University of Chicago Press. Medical anthropologists further developed the concept in their studies of illness.

Affect, Embodiment and Sense Perception — Cultural Anthropology

And the request of medicalization expresses a need eembodiment care and embodimejt legitimation of social and bodily pain. Publications Pages Publications Pages. This theoretical approach has developed largely in opposition to Western dualisms and stagnate bodily categories, emphasizing process and contingency. While I assisted researchers who were studying metabolic rates and reproductive strategies in coral communities, these cup corals simultaneously taught me that being and sensing are inextricably enfolded.

Embodiment as a paradigm or methodological orientation requires that the body be understood as the existential ground of culture-not as an object that is “good to think,” but as a subject that is “necessary to be. While anthropology has long had bodily concerns at its heart, issues of embodiment really became a central concept and object of study only in the mids, in the midst of a more general philosophical trend in the humanities and social sciences. Anthropology and epistemologies of bodily practice and knowledge.

The academic literature still tends to take Audre Lorde as the primary feminist theorist of breast cancer, and her The Cancer Journals remains, nearly three decades out, the definitive word on breast cancer and gender theory. The existential ground of culture and self.


And the request of medicalization expresses a need of legitimation of pain. Philipa Rothfield – – Topoi 24 1: State University of New York Press. Husserl’s Phenomenology of Embodiment.

Our body is a conversational production, a text to read and to interpret. Articles “The Body of One Color: In this article, I revisit the cultures and politics of cancer, offering a queer analysis of breast cancer in the U. Impressions of Cup Corals”. Much as Barthes draws a distinction between the work and the text, a distinction can be drawn between the body and embodiment.

How must affect theorists understand “language” in order to then oppose it to “felt bodily intensity”? Reading the anthropology of material life. Macke – – Journal of Phenomenological Psychology 38 2: Another useful overview article, focusing on embosiment debates that challenge the making of selves, identities, and belonging.

An Alternative to de Vignmont’s Model.

Thomas Csordas, Embodiment and cultural phenomenology – PhilPapers

A particularly useful compendium of classic and important texts theorizing the body by leading anthropologists in the field. Sign in via your Institution. For more information or to contact an Oxford Sales Representative click here. Body of power, spirit of resistance. This shorthand characterization of affect invites a number of questions.

Therefore, the symptom is not only an alteration of our body, the indicator of a pathological condition expressed by a patient, but is also a metaphor, an incorporated act of resistance of our body to political, social — and not medical — determining factors of disease. The politics of everyday fear.