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Culture and the Senses


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Acknowledgments Note on Transliteration and Orthography Map of Southeastern Ghana INTRODUCTION. Cultural Construction of Sensoriums and Sensibilities 1. Is There a Sixth Sense? 2. Anlo-Land and Anlo-Ewe People PART ONE. Conceptualizing Sensory Orientations in Anlo-Land 3. Language and Sensory Orientations PART TWO. Moral Embodiment and Sensory Socialization 4. Kinesthesia and the Development of Moral Sensibilities 5. Sensory Symbolism in Birth and Infant Care Practices PART THREE. Person and Identity 6. Toward an Understanding of Anlo Forms of Being-in-the-World 7. Personhood and Ritual Reinforcement of Balance PART FOUR. Health, Strength, and Sensory Dimensions of Well-Being 8. Anlo Cosmology, the Senses, and Practices of Protection 9. Well-Being, Strength, and Health in Anlo Worlds CONCLUSION. Ethnography and the Study of Cultural Difference 10. Sensory Experience and Cultural Identity Notes Glossary Bibliography Index Illustrations

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Kathryn Linn Geurts is Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Hamline University.

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