Download E-books Body, Self, and Society: The View from Fiji (New Cultural Studies) PDF

By Anne E. Becker

Anne E. Becker examines the cultural context of the embodied self via her ethnography of physically aesthetics, nutrition trade, care, and social relationships in Fiji. She contrasts the cultivation of the body/self in Fijian and American society, arguing that the incentive of usa citizens to paintings on their our bodies' shapes as a private pastime is allowed by means of their idea that the self is individuated and independent. however, simply because Fijians situation themselves with the cultivation of social relationships mostly expressed via nurturing and nutrition trade, there's a vested curiosity in cultivating others' our bodies instead of one's own.

Show description

Read Online or Download Body, Self, and Society: The View from Fiji (New Cultural Studies) PDF

Best Anthropology books

Political Anthropology (Pelican)

Mild symptoms of wear and tear!

The Meanings of Social Life: A Cultural Sociology

Within the Meanings of Social lifestyles , Jeffrey Alexander offers a brand new method of how tradition works in modern societies. Exposing our daily myths and narratives in a chain of empirical reviews that diversity from Watergate to the Holocaust, he exhibits how those unseen but effective cultural buildings translate into concrete activities and associations.

Indentured Migration and the Servant Trade from London to America, 1618-1718: 'There is Great Want of Servants'

The most important function performed through indentured servants within the cost and improvement of the English colonies within the West Indies and the North American mainland within the first century of English colonization has been overshadowed through curiosity within the a lot greater later exchange in African slaves. 'There is superb wish of Servants' presents the 1st complete exam of the English exchange in indentured servants, which added the vast majority of an expected 457,000 white those that migrated to the yank colonies earlier than 1720.

Extra resources for Body, Self, and Society: The View from Fiji (New Cultural Studies)

Show sample text content

Rated 4.98 of 5 – based on 17 votes