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Culture and the SensesBodily Ways of Knowing in an African Community$
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Kathryn Linn Geurts

Print publication date: 2003

Print ISBN-13: 9780520234550

Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520234550.001.0001

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Sensory Symbolism in Birth and Infant Care Practices

Sensory Symbolism in Birth and Infant Care Practices

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(p.85) Chapter 5 Sensory Symbolism in Birth and Infant Care Practices
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Culture and the Senses
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Kathryn Linn Geurts

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University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520234550.003.0005

This chapter studies a sampling of the elements that are considered to be relevant dimensions of the mƆfialawo culture, and takes a look at the elements which show the links between sensory socialization and embodiment. It also explains how sensory valuation is reflected in pregnancy and birth rituals and is carried out in child-socialization routines.

Keywords:   mƆfialawo culture, sensory socialization, sensory embodiment, sensory valuation, pregnancy, birth rituals, child socialization

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