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- DescriptionThe human body is t a given fact; it is t, as Descartes believed, a machine made up of flesh and bones. The body is acquired, achieved, and learned. It is thus full of mimetic and mnemonic implications. The body remembers, and it does so in collectively relevant ways. Gestures, corporeal and phonetic rhythms, affective idioms, and emotional styles - perceptual, sensorial, motoric, and affective schemata - are all largely learned in shared social contexts. These aspects of the embodied experience are often consigned to habit, to bodily automatisms, and to corporeal memories that reflect aspects of culture. But if the body reflects certain aspects of culture that press to become naturalized and organically attached to social actors, it also resists these kinds of cultural pressures. These adaptive and resistive dynamics, as this book shows, are t without consequences for individuals and groups. These processes can result in both advantages and disadvantages for social actors. They can take us toward certain futures while foreclosing others. It is therefore necessary to understand how, why, and to what extent corporeal memories are constructed but also resisted, modified, or created anew.
- Author BiographyRafael F. Narvaez is a sociologist. He was educated in Lima, Peru, and at the Graduate Faculty of the New School for Social Research in New York City. He is assistant professor of sociology at Winona State University in Minnesota. His areas of study include the sociology of the body, race, gender, and sociological and phenomenological theory.
- Author(s)Rafael F. Narvaez
- PublisherUniversity Press of America
- Date of Publication14/12/2012
- Place of PublicationLanham, MD
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintUniversity Press of America
- Weight345 g
- Width152 mm
- Height228 mm
- Spine18 mm
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