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Culture and the senses

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Culture and the Senses: Bodily Ways of Knowing in an African Community (Ethnographic Studies in Subjectivity)

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 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 human.

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Author(s):
Kathryn Linn Geurts
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
150 mm x 230 mm x 490 g
Edition:
2002
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0520234561
ISBN-13:
9780520234567
Number of pages:
316
Publisher:
University of California Press
Title:
Culture and the senses

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Culture and the Senses: Bodily Ways of Knowing in an African Community (Ethnographic Studies in Subjectivity)

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 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 human.

No inscriptions

Author(s):
Kathryn Linn Geurts
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
150 mm x 230 mm x 490 g
Edition:
2002
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0520234561
ISBN-13:
9780520234567
Number of pages:
316
Publisher:
University of California Press
Title:
Culture and the senses

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