Culture and the Senses

Embodiment, Identity, and Well-Being in an African Community
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Indigenous peoples, Social & cultural anthropology, Sociology, General, Cross-cultural studies, Social Science, Archaeology / Anthropology, Socialization, Ghana, Psychology, Africa - General, Customs & Traditions, Social Science / Anthropology / Cultural, Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - General, Anlo (African people), Senses and sens
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ISBN 100520234553
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Adding her stimulating and finely framed ethnography to recent work in the anthropology of the senses, Kathryn Geurts investigates the cultural meaning system and resulting sensorium of Anlo-Ewe-speaking people in southeastern Ghana.

Geurts discovered that the five-senses model has little relevance in Anlo culture, where balance is a sense, and. Culture and the Senses Book Description: Adding her stimulating and finely framed ethnography to recent work in the anthropology of the senses, Kathryn Geurts investigates the cultural meaning system and resulting sensorium of Anlo-Ewe-speaking people in southeastern Ghana.

Kathryn Geurts, in her book Culture and the Senses, evaluates the relationship between cultural knowledge and the development of human senses through her work within Anlo-ewe speaking communities in Africas Ghana and Togo.

Because the senses undergo a process of naturalization, they are an essential part of creating human communities/5. Geurts discovered that the five-senses model has little relevance in Anlo culture, where balance is a sense, and balancing (in a physical and psychological sense as well as in literal and metaphorical ways) is an essential component of what it means to be by: Culture and the Senses: Bodily Ways of Knowing in an African Community (Ethnographic Studies in Subjectivity Book 3) - Kindle edition by Geurts, Kathryn, Prof.

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Adding her stimulating and finely framed ethnography to recent work in 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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This set of six volumes explores the cultural life of the senses in the West over a span of years: 1. A Cultural History of the Senses in Antiquity, BCE CE edited by Jerry Toner (University of Cambridge, UK) 2. A Cultural History of the Senses in the Middle Ages, edited by Richard Newhauser (Arizone State University, USA) 3.

In the Realm of the Senses (French: L'Empire des sens, Japanese: 愛のコリーダ, Ai no korīda, "Corrida of Love") is a French-Japanese art film written and directed by Nagisa Oshima. It is a fictionalised and sexually explicit treatment of an incident from s Japan, that of Sada Abe.

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Eliot examines different uses of the word 'culture' and discusses the social, regional and religious conditions which can provide a suitable environment for the development of this particular aspect of by: Book Description. The Senses in Self, Society, and Culture is the definitive guide to the sociological and anthropological study of the senses.

Vannini, Waskul, and Gottschalk provide a comprehensive map of the social and cultural significance of the senses that is woven in a thorough analytical review of classical, recent, and emerging scholarship and grounded in.

Culture, Embodiment, and the Senses will provide an historical and cross-cultural analysis of the politics of sensory experience. The subject will address western philosophical debates about mind, brain, emotion, and the body and the historical value placed upon sight, reason, and rationality, versus smell, taste, and touch as acceptable modes of knowing and knowledge.

By Harriet Ziefert Use this book to help explain how each of the five senses work. It's filled with engaging content and pictures and many interesting facts and questions to explore. This book points out what each sense does even when we aren't paying attention.

Literal Sense: [T]he meaning conveyed by the words of Scripture (Catechism, no. ), the actual event, person, thing described in the biblical text. The literal sense gives rise to the following three spiritual senses. Allegorical Sense: How those things, events, or persons in the literal sense point to Christ and the Paschal Mystery.

Perception can be defined as the awareness of things through our senses. Each and every person’s perception is shaped by the culture they belong to, their perspective of the world changes due to external influences on them.

Culture is something that is intrinsic, innate, and is instilled within us by our interactions.

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Whether we are. Sight and the Ancient Senses is the first thorough introduction to the conceptualization of sight in the history, visual culture, literature and philosophy of classical antiquity. Examining how the Greeks and Romans interpreted what they saw, the collection also considers sight in relation to the other senses.

Offers an innovative, interdisciplinary approach which opens up new ways of understanding urban culture and space.

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The author approaches the city as essentially a 'material' place where people live, work, and participate in social practices within historical limits set not by sensory experience or.

Everyday life in South Africa has been dominated by the politics of racial identities, while such identities form and re-form around a range of cultural activities and practices. This book traces the important dimensions of cultural activity in late twentieth-century South Africa, offering a multidisciplinary assessment between culture and politics.

The volume demonstrates that any ethnographic discussion of the senses involves a priori claims about modernity. Thus the senses are explored in contemporary political and racial violence, exchange practices, the emotions, national identity, food-ways, spatial organization, leisure activity, and the electronic by: Everyday and/or vernacular religion are now at the cutting edge of the study of religions.

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This intimate and sensuous approach to history makes it possible to foreground the tactile foundations of Western culture--the ways in which feelings shaped society. Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for Senses of Culture: South African Culture Studies by Sarah Nuttall and Cheryl Ann Michael (, Paperback) at the best online prices at eBay.

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The Senses in Self, Society, and Culture is the definitive guide to the sociological and anthropological study of the senses. Vannini, Waskul, and Gottschalk provide a comprehensive map of the social and cultural significance of the senses that is woven in a thorough analytical review Pages: 7.

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