Between Body and Soul (Graduate)

Semester: Fall + Spring


Offered: 2018-2019


This course offers an introduction with theories of embodiment from the fields of anthropology, sociology, cultural studies, and fields related to embodied actions and knowledge such as sports, dance, and the arts. We discuss questions such as: how does embodied knowledge is taught and learned? what are the relationships between body and language, actions and words? and how can we document and analyze bodily knowledge? The course focuses on central axis within the field of embodiment, including structure/agency, tacit/explicit knowledge, as well as on sites relevant to embodiment such as disability, gender, and medicine.