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By Frances E. Mascia-Lees

A significant other to the Anthropology of the physique and Embodiment deals unique essays that study ancient and modern ways to conceptualizations of the body.

  • In this ground-breaking paintings at the physique and embodiment, the most recent scholarship from anthropology and similar social technological know-how fields is gifted, delivering new insights on physique politics and the event of the body
  • Original chapters disguise old and modern methods and spotlight new learn frameworks
  • Reflects the expanding value of embodiment and its ethnographic contexts inside of anthropology
  • Highlights the expanding emphasis on interpreting the construction of medical, technological, and clinical services in learning our bodies and embodiment

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New York: Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich. Benjamin, Walter, 1999 The Arcades Project. Rolf Tiedemann, ed. Kevin McLaughlin and Howard Eiland, trans. Cambridge MA: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press. Bennett, Jane, 2001 The Enchantment of Modern Life: Attachments, Crossings, and Ethics. Princeton: Princeton University Press. Berleant Arnold, 2004 Rethinking Aesthetics: Rouge Essays on Aesthetics and the Arts. Aldershot: Ashgate Publishing. indd 21 2/15/2011 6:58:21 PM 22 FRANCES E. MASCIA-LEES Bourdieu, Pierre, 1984 Distinction: A Social Critique of the Judgment of Taste.

Although all aesthetic experiences are embodied, not all embodied experiences are aesthetic; thus invoking “embodiment” alone does not signal the particular nature of the experiences I seek to understand. ” In this chapter, for example, I am concerned with the Arts and Crafts aesthetic both as a style and as the form of embodiment it constitutes. I explore aesthetic embodiment as a somatically-grounded, culturally mediated, affective encounter with the beautiful (see Berleant 2004). I focus on the beautiful because it has significant ethnographic salience for the Arts and Crafts population with which I work.

Indd 14 2/15/2011 6:58:20 PM AESTHETICS: AESTHETIC EMBODIMENT AND COMMODITY CAPITALISM 15 Because form, function, political ideas, and ethical commitments are imbricated in this notion of beauty, it is not possible to extract any simple idea of “the beautiful” related only to the materiality of an Arts and Crafts object. ” Indeed, for some consumers, the explicit purpose of attending the GPI Conference is the opportunity it affords them to buy products directly from the person who makes them, thus participating in an exchange they see as non-exploitative and circumventing the depersonalized sphere of consumer capitalism, at least is some aspects of their life.

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