Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Culture and the SensesBodily Ways of Knowing in an African Community$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

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

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM CALIFORNIA SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.california.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright University of California Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in CALSO for personal use.date: 25 September 2021

Sensory Symbolism in Birth and Infant Care Practices

Sensory Symbolism in Birth and Infant Care Practices

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

Kathryn Linn Geurts

University of California Press

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

California Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.