Introduction

  1. Frances E. Mascia-Lees
  1. Frances E. Mascia-lees

Published Online: 14 JUL 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444340488.ch

A Companion to the Anthropology of the Body and Embodiment

A Companion to the Anthropology of the Body and Embodiment

How to Cite

Mascia-lees, F. E. (2011) Introduction, in A Companion to the Anthropology of the Body and Embodiment (ed F. E. Mascia-Lees), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444340488.ch

Editor Information

  1. Rutgers University, USA

Author Information

  1. Rutgers University, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 JUL 2011
  2. Published Print: 15 APR 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405189491

Online ISBN: 9781444340488

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Keywords:

  • anthropology, and “the body” - central concept, object of study by mid-1980s;
  • study of “the body” into fully formed subfield - “the anthropology of the body”;
  • “the body” simultaneously - a subject and object;
  • medical anthropologists, imbricated in agendas - conceptions of body;
  • volume reflecting history of inquiry - approaches and insights;
  • two insights - central to anthropology;
  • second insight, bodies - not divorced from their lived experiences;
  • shift to embodiment, and change - how anthropologists research and write about bodies;
  • bodies, deeply “sited” - grounded in actual worlds;
  • new theoretical frameworks - and agendas

Summary

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  • References