22. Personhood

Embodiment and Personhood

  1. Frances E. Mascia-Lees
  1. Andrew J. Strathern and
  2. Pamela J. Stewart

Published Online: 14 JUL 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444340488.ch22

A Companion to the Anthropology of the Body and Embodiment

A Companion to the Anthropology of the Body and Embodiment

How to Cite

Strathern, A. J. and Stewart, P. J. (2011) Personhood, in A Companion to the Anthropology of the Body and Embodiment (ed F. E. Mascia-Lees), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444340488.ch22

Editor Information

  1. Rutgers University, USA

Author Information

  1. Department of Anthropology, University of Pittsburgh, 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:

  • personhood - embodiment and personhood;
  • embodiment - as concept and theory;
  • personhood, implicated here - basic categories, intrinsic;
  • embodiment and personhood - further clarification;
  • efficacy, cognition and intelligibility - ritual processes and ritual efficacy problems;
  • embodiment, involving all senses;
  • language use - the most obvious example;
  • ritual and performance - at comparative level, differences of habitus;
  • the mindful body - number of interrelated analytical sites, personhood and embodiment;
  • gossip, rupture and virtuality

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Embodiment as Concept and Theory

  • Efficacy, Cognition, and Intelligibility

  • Embodiment, the Senses, and Personscapes

  • Ritual and Performance

  • Possession and Divination

  • The Mindful Body

  • Emplacement, Personhood and ‘Now-Time

  • Gossip, Rupture and Virtuality

  • “Everything Flows”

  • References