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Title Bodylore / edited by Katharine Young
Edition 1st ed
Published Knoxville : University of Tennessee Press, ©1993


Description 1 online resource (xxiv, 261 pages) : illustrations
Series Publications of the American Folklore Society. New series
Publications of the American Folklore Society. New series (Unnumbered)
Contents Moroccan women's body signs / D. Kapchan -- The body in water: women in American spa culture / S. Slyomovics -- When nothing really matters: body puns in Hamlet / P. Gorfain -- Drinking the blood of childbirth: the reincorporation of the dead in Hakka funeral ritual / M. Miska -- Still life with corpse: management of grotesque body in medicine / K. Young -- Contesting the body politic: the patum of berga / K. Noyes -- Quilts and women's bodies: dis-eased and desiring / J. Przybysz -- The spirit in the body / E. Wickett -- A body of texts: the fiction of humanization in medical discourse / S. Ritchie -- From the body as evidence to the body of evidence / B. Zelizer
Summary With this book, a new field of inquiry is instantiated in folklore, bodylore. Coming out of work in critical theory and cultural studies, semiology and psychology, philosophy and communication, literature and psychoanalysis, anthropology and history, Bodylore investigates the bodily discourses and practices of various cultures, including our own, in order to delineate the metaphysics in terms of which we conceive and experience ourselves and others. The body is disclosed as a cultural artifact rather than a natural object, one invented and reinvented in and by its social appearances. The term bodylore was coined for the 1989 meeting of the American Folklore Society. It brings folkloristic concerns with body language, body costumes and accoutrements, body movement, discourses and representations of the body, body rituals and taboos, and beliefs about the body to a social history of embodiment
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-250) and index
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Subject Human body -- Social aspects.
Human body -- Symbolic aspects.
Human body -- Folklore.
Social ecology.
Social Environment
human ecology.
Human body.
Human body -- Social aspects.
Human body -- Symbolic aspects.
Menselijk lichaam.
Sociologie du corps.
Corps humain -- Aspect symbolique.
Corps humain -- Folklore.
Genre/Form Folklore.
Form Electronic book
Author Young, Katharine Galloway