Embodied Violence

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Embodied Violence

Embodied Violence is a major investigation into the myriad of ways in which societies play out the struggle for cultural identity on women's bodies. Focusing on communal violence, it explores how such violence reconfigures women's experiences, facilitates the formation of particular identities and the dissemination of specific ideologies and how it positions women vis-a-vis their communities as well as the State. A distinguished cast of contributors explores the relationship between ideals of motherhood, tradition, community and racial purity, and uncovers the ways in which women's bodies become the recording surface of repressive cultural practices and symbolic humiliations.

Embodied Violence and Agency in Refugee Regimes

Public violence studies have examined “organizational outcomes”, results of “coordinated destructions” and, e.g., ... Approaching the complexity of embodied violence in refugee regimes allows us to grasp the structural, physical, ...

Embodied Violence and Agency in Refugee Regimes

Multiple refugee regimes govern the lives of forced migrants simultaneously but in an often conflicting way. As a mechanism of inclusion/exclusion, they tend to engender the violence they sought to dissipate. Protection and control channel agency through mechanisms of either tutelage and victimisation or criminalisation. This book contrasts multiple groups of refugees and refugee regimes, revealing the inherent coercive violence of refugee regimes, from displacement and expulsion, to stereotypification and exclusion in host countries, and academic knowledge essentialisation. This violence is international, national, society-based, internalised, and embodied - and it urgently needs due scholarly attention.

The Oxford Handbook of the Sociology of Body and Embodiment

Figurative violence includes two aspects of embodied violence: actual violence and symbolic violence. The Former refers to committing acts of aggression while the Latter refers to how the body is embedded with symbolic meanings ...

The Oxford Handbook of the Sociology of Body and Embodiment

The Oxford Handbook of the Sociology of Body and Embodiment introduces the sociological research methods and subjects that are key to the growing field of body and embodiment studies. With an emphasis on empirical evidence and diverse lived experiences, this handbook demonstrates how studying the bodily offers unique insights into a range of social norms, institutions, and practices.

Embodied Geographies

Experiences of violence and abuse do not constitute 'rites of passage' in the sense of relatively predictable and patterned life events commonly experienced at particular life stages. Yet, in common with the major life events described ...

Embodied Geographies

Embodied Geographies provides an account of different types of life moments and stages which can contribute to forging our identities.

Embodiment and Professional Education

This dismantling entails seeing gender-based violence not only as an embodied, relational practice, but also as structural and part of the institution. Recognising structural inequities serves to illustrate how policies alone cannot ...

Embodiment and Professional Education

This book draws attention to the ways in which an awareness of, and sensitivity to, embodiment can enlighten educational practices. It explores discourses from a range of thinkers, including Merleau-Ponty, Gadamer, Bakhtin, Haraway and Ahmed to name a few. The book argues that attention to embodiment can help us to reimagine the goals of education in ways that fit more coherently with human concerns and that offer the chance to provide education that is more holistic and grounded in our corporeality. Theories of embodiment can be used to modify education at the level of curriculum and at the level of pedagogy. This can help us design educational interventions that fit more naturally with how humans are inclined to learn and thus make educational experiences more meaningful. Attention to embodiment allows us to appreciate the extent to which the body appropriates a professional practice and the extent to which a professional practice appropriates the body of the learner. It shows how greater sensitivity to the body can enliven and enlighten our educational practices, especially in professional education.

Embodied Lives

In this sense, ClassicMaya representation and performance instantiated as lived experience on the earthly plane aspects of the underworld, particularlythe experiences of violence and pain.

Embodied Lives

Examining a wide range of archaeological data, and using it to explore issues such as the sexual body, mind/body dualism, body modification, and magical practices, Lynn Meskell and Rosemary Joyce offer a new approach to the Ancient Egyptian and Mayan understanding of embodiment. Drawing on insights from feminist theory, art history, phenomenology, anthropology and psychoanalysis, the book takes bodily materiality as a crucial starting point to the understanding and formation of self in any society, and sheds new light on Ancient Egyptian and Maya cultures. The book shows how a comparative project can open up new lines of inquiry by raising questions about accepted assumptions as the authors draw attention to the long-term histories and specificities of embodiment, and make the case for the importance of ancient materials for contemporary theorization of the body. For students new to the subject, and scholars already familiar with it, this will offer fresh and exciting insights into these ancient cultures.

Refracted Economies

colonialism with specific embodied instances of violence against Indigenous women. The present research has approached the relationship between settler colonialism and violence against Indigenous women through the lens of Indigenous ...

Refracted Economies

Refracted Economies examines the gendered impact of the diamond industry in the Canadian Northwest Territories.

Embodied Selves

Moreover, in failing to acknowledge his own symbolic violence in the continuation of the epistemological privilege of a masculine worldview, it is suggested that Bourdieu has produced in this text yet another document of masculine ...

Embodied Selves

This interdisciplinary collection explores the role the body plays in constituting our sense of self, signalling the interplay between material embodiment, social meaning, and material and social conditions.

Researching Embodied Sport

... Ethics and Transcendence in Sports Edited by Jim Parry, Mark Nesti and Nick Watson 5 Women and Exercise The Body, Health and Consumerism Edited by Eileen Kennedy and Pirkko Markula 11 Ultimate Fighting and Embodiment Violence, ...

Researching Embodied Sport

Despite a growing interest in the sociology of the body, there has to date been a lack of scholarly work addressing the embodied aspects which form a central part of our understanding and experience of sport and movement cultures. Researching Embodied Sport explores the political, social and cultural significance of embodied approaches to the study of sport, physical activities and dance. It explains how embodied approaches fit with existing theory in studies of sport and movement cultures and makes a compelling case for incorporating an embodied approach into the study of sporting practices and experience. The book adopts a multi-disciplinary lens, moving beyond the traditional dualism of body and mind, and incorporating the physical with the social and the psychological. It applies key theories that have shaped our thinking about the body and sport, and examines both the personal, subjective experience of sporting activities and those experiences involving engagement and contact with other people, in team sports for example. The book also explores the methodological implications of ‘doing’ embodied research, particularly in terms of qualitative approaches to sports research. Written by a team of leading international sports researchers, and packed with vivid examples from sporting contexts as diverse as surfing, fell running, korfball and disability sport, Researching Embodied Sport is fascinating reading for any advanced student or researcher working in the sociology of sport, physical cultural studies, physical education, body studies or health studies.

Geographies of Embodiment

The social and cultural dimensions of violence are what gives violence its power and meaning' (2004: 1). Often a lot of children board the bus, ... (Police officer, female) Symbolic violence is embodied in language and its form.

Geographies of Embodiment

Geographies of Embodiment provides a critical discussion of the literatures on the body and embodiment, and humanism and post-humanism, and develops arguments about "otherness" and "encounter" which have become key ideas in urban studies, and studies of the city. It situates these arguments in a wider political context, looking at power-relations through case studies at urban, national and transnational scales. These arguments are situated across disciplinary boundaries, at the borderline between between philosophy and social science that is associated to critical phenomenology, and reaches across Human Geography, Sociology, Philosophy, Anthropology, Cultural Studies and Urban Studies.

Din Perspectives

The challenge now is to seize this violence as it realigns itself. ... 20 The idea of reinforcing one's humanity through a subversive employment of the embodied force of violence clearly assumes that violence vis-à-vis dehumanization is ...

Din   Perspectives

"The contributors to this pathbreaking book, both scholars and community members, are Navajo (Dinâe) people who are coming to personal terms with the complex matrix of Dinâe culture. Their contributions exemplify how Indigenous peoples are creatively applying tools of decolonization and critical research to re-create Indigenous thought and culture for contemporary times"--

Embodied Politics

Considering this, the indigenous fight against structural violence is literally to lucharle por la vida (to fight for one's life), as migrants from the Oaxacan town of San Miguel Tlacotepec have explained.11 Indigenous migrants do all ...

Embodied Politics

Embodied Politics illuminates the influential force of public health promotion in indigenous migrant communities by examining the Indigenous Health Project (IHP), a culturally and linguistically competent initiative that uses health workshops, health messages, and social programs to mitigate the structural vulnerability of Oaxacan migrants in California. Embodied Politics reconstructs how this initiative came to exist and describes how it operates. At the same time, it points out the conflicts, resistances, and counter-acts that emerge through the IHP’s attempts to guide the health behaviors and practices of Triqui and Mixteco migrants. Arguing for a structurally competent approach to migrant health, Embodied Politics shows how efforts to promote indigenous health may actually reinforce the same social and political economic forces, namely structural racism and neoliberalism, that are undermining the health of indigenous Oaxacans in Mexico and the United States.

Men s Intrusion Women s Embodiment

Taking a feminist phenomenological approach to women's experiences of men's violence illuminates how, ... possibility and reality of men's intrusion forms a fundamental factor in how women understand and enact their embodied selfhood.

Men s Intrusion  Women s Embodiment

Research on violence against women tends to focus on topics such as sexual assault and intimate partner violence, arguably to the detriment of investigating men’s violence and intrusion in women’s everyday lives. The reality and possibility of the routine intrusions women experience from men in public space – from unwanted comments, to flashing, following and frottage – are frequently unaddressed in research, as well as in theoretical and policy-based responses to violence against women. Often at their height during women’s adolescence, such practices are commonly dismissed as trivial, relatively harmless expressions of free speech too subjective to be legislated against. Based on original empirical research, this book is the first of its kind to conduct a feminist phenomenological analysis of the experience for women of men’s stranger intrusions in public spaces. It suggests that intrusion from unknown men is a fundamental factor in how women understand and enact their embodied selfhood. This book is essential reading for academics and students involved in the study of violence against women, feminist philosophy, applied sociology, feminist criminology and gender studies.

Embodied Economies

He lays bare the rules of the game of the Dominican diasporic habitus in order to subvert the symbolic violence that ... Yet this voice does so through a performative embodiment of these doxa and therefore adheres to the logic of ...

Embodied Economies

Embodied Economies compares works of Latinx Caribbean fiction and theater that explore the pitfalls and successes of economic upward mobility in diasporic communities. Each chapter compares two works in a counterpoint analysis that reveals the contradictions of using Latinx Caribbean culture to get ahead in the competitive fields of education, business, entertainment, and finance.

Feminism Culture and Embodied Practice

Narayan, for example, gives careful consideration to the divergent national and cultural contexts through which Indian 'dowry deaths' and American domestic violence murders are constructed as 'different'. However, because she is so ...

Feminism  Culture and Embodied Practice

"Feminism, Culture and Embodied Practice examines how cross cultural comparisons of embodied practices function as a rhetorical device - with particular theoretical, social and political effects - in a range of contemporary feminist texts. It asks: Why and how are cross-cultural links among these practices drawn by feminist theorists and commentators, and what do these analogies do? What knowledges, hierarchies and figurations do these comparisons produce, disrupt and/or reify in feminist theory, and how do such effects resonate within popular culture? Taking a relational web approach that focuses on unravelling the binary threads that link specific embodied practices within a wider representational community, this book highlights how we depend on and affect one another across cultural and geo-political contexts"--EBL.

New Feminist Perspectives on Embodiment

Moreover, I explore how the embodied relationality between the central characters in Waiting for the Barbarians ... Butler conceives of the notion of vulnerability through what she suggests is its intrinsic association with violence.

New Feminist Perspectives on Embodiment

Despite several decades of feminist activism and scholarship, women’s bodies continue to be sites of control and contention both materially and symbolically. Issues such as reproductive technologies, sexual violence, objectification, motherhood, and sex trafficking, among others, constitute ongoing, pressing concerns for women’s bodies in our contemporary milieu, arguably exacerbated in a neoliberal world where bodies are instrumentalized as sites of human capital. This book engages with these themes by building on the strong tradition of feminist thought focused on women’s bodies, and by making novel contributions that reflect feminists’ concerns—both theoretically and empirically—about gender and embodiment in the present context and beyond. The collection brings together essays from a variety of feminist scholars who deploy diverse theoretical approaches, including phenomenology, pragmatism, and new materialisms, in order to examine philosophically the question of the current status of gendered bodies through cutting-edge feminist theory.

Embodiment and Experience

Another inescapable transformation of the body in the contemporary world is being wrought by the incredible proliferation of political violence of all types : ethnic violence , sexual violence , self - destructive violence , domestic ...

Embodiment and Experience

A collection of essays examining the relationship between cultural values and the body as a source of symbols and instrument of experience.

Principalities and Powers

... it is embodied. insofar as symbolic violence is formative of embodied habitus, it too is a kind of violence against the body.117 The primary difference between physical and symbolic violence cannot be the object of violence. nor can ...

Principalities and Powers

Evaluations of John Howard Yoder's legacy have proliferated since his death in 1997. Although there is much disagreement, a broad consensus is forming that his theology was, on the one hand, focused on the social and political meaning of the New Testament accounts of Jesus Christ and, on the other hand, sociologically reductive, hermeneutically tendentious, and ecclesiologically ambiguous. This book proposes a revision of Yoder's theology that maintains its broadly sociological emphasis but corrects for its apparent problems. In specific, adjustments are made to his social theory to open it to spiritual reality, to hone its analytical approach, and to clarify its political import. His preferred framework for social criticism, the theology of the principalities and powers, is examined in the context of his wider work and its critics, and then synthesized with concepts from Pierre Bourdieu's influential reflexive sociology.

Thinking Jewish Culture in America

Yet nonbeing as physical act is embodied violence, as it was for Heidegger in his support for the Nazi regime.56 Wyschogrod's God is “the Lord of being,” and as such exists “beyond being and nonbeing.”57 God guarantees that nonbeing ...

Thinking Jewish Culture in America

Thinking Jewish Culture in America argues that Jewish thought extends our awareness and deepens the complexity of American Jewish culture. This volume stretches the disciplinary boundaries of Jewish thought so that it can productively engage expanding arenas of culture by drawing Jewish thought into the orbit of cultural studies. The eleven contributors to Thinking Jewish Cultures, together with Chancellor Arnold Eisen’s postscript, position Jewish thought within the dynamics and possibilities of contemporary Jewish culture. These diverse essays in Jewish thought re-imagine cultural space as a public and sometimes contested performance of Jewish identity, and they each seek to re-enliven that space with reflective accounts of cultural meaning. How do Jews imagine themselves as embodied actors in America? Do cultural obligations limit or expand notions of the self? How should we imagine Jewish thought as a cultural performance? What notions of peoplehood might sustain a vibrant Jewish collectivity in a globalized economy? How do programs in Jewish studies work within the academy? These and other questions engage both Jewish thought and culture, opening space for theoretical works to broaden the range of cultural studies, and to deepen our understanding of Jewish cultural dynamics. Thinking Jewish Culture is a work about Jewish cultural identity reflected through literature, visual arts, philosophy, and theology. But it is more than a mere reflection of cultural patterns and choices: the argument pursued throughout Thinking Jewish Culture is that reflective sources help produce the very cultural meanings and performances they purport to analyze.

Embodiment and Agency

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Embodiment and Agency