Metamorphoses of the Body


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Explores the relationship between power and the body. This investigation of power and the body is a brilliantly original account of the nature of force as it functions in religious rituals, sorcery, political relations, and other social domains. Laying the foundation for an "anthropology of forces", it is crucial reading for anyone interested in how bodies and power circulate in a range of human contexts and cultures. For Jose Gil the body, with its capacity to translate forces into signs, is the source of power. Analyzing ...

Metamorphoses of the Body 1998, University of Minnesota Press, Minneapolis, MN

ISBN-13: 9780816626830

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