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The unifying theme of these essays is that the body is at once a source of symbols as well as the instrument of experience. This view is applied by the contributors to a variety of topics, including dietary customs, the expression of emotion, the experience of pain and political violence.
Paperback, 308 pages
Published October 14th 2005 by Cambridge University Press (first published November 17th 1994)
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Dr. Thomas Csordas is an anthropologist whose principal interests are in medical and psychological anthropology, comparative religion, anthropological theory, cultural phenomenology and embodiment, globalization and social change, language and culture. He has conducted ethnographic research with Charismatic Catholics, Navajo Indians, and adolescents in the American Southwest on topics including th ...more
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