Sensuous scholarship

"In Sensuous Scholarship Paul Stoller challenges contemporary social theorists and cultural critics who - using the notion of embodiment to critique both Eurocentric and phallocentric predispositions in scholarly thought - consider the body primarily as a text that can be read and analyzed. He...

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Main Author: Stoller, Paul
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Philadelphia University of Pennsylvania Press c1997, 1997
Series:Anthropology online
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Collection: Anthropology Online - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
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245 0 0 |a Sensuous scholarship  |h Elektronische Ressource  |c Paul Stoller 
260 |a Philadelphia  |b University of Pennsylvania Press  |c c1997, 1997 
300 |a 1 online resource (xviii, 166 p.) 
505 0 |a The Scholar's Body -- Pt. 1: Embodied Practices -- Introduction: The Way of the Body -- The Sorcerer's Body -- The Griot's Tongue -- Pt. 2: Body and Memory -- Introduction: The Texture of Memory -- Embodying Colonial Memories -- "Conscious" Ain't Consciousness: Entering the Museum of Sensory Absence -- Pt. 3: Embodied Representations -- Introduction: Embodying the Grammar -- Spaces, Places, and Fields: The Politics of West African Trading in New York City's Informal Economy -- Artaud, Rouch, and the Cinema of Cruelty -- Epilogue: Sensuous Ways of Knowing/Living 
505 0 |a p. 161 
505 0 |a Includes bibliographical references (p. [149]-159) and index 
653 |a Ethnology / Methodology 
653 |a Songhai (African people) / Religion 
653 |a Ethnology / Philosophy 
653 |a Songhai (African people) / Social conditions 
653 |a Songhai (African people) / History 
653 |a Sensuality 
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520 |a "In Sensuous Scholarship Paul Stoller challenges contemporary social theorists and cultural critics who - using the notion of embodiment to critique both Eurocentric and phallocentric predispositions in scholarly thought - consider the body primarily as a text that can be read and analyzed. He argues that this attitude is in itself Eurocentric and is particularly inappropriate for anthropologists, who often work in societies in which the notion of text, and textual interpretation, is foreign. In many of these societies not only are reading and writing unimportant but vision is not the central perceptual mode. Instead, the "lower" senses are central to the metaphoric organization of experience." "Throughout Sensuous Scholarship Stoller argues for the importance of understanding the "sensuous epistemologies" of many non- Western societies so that we can better understand the societies themselves and what their epistemologies have to teach us about human experience in general."--ORIGINAL BOOK JACKET.