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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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Personhood and Ritual Reinforcement of Balance

Personhood and Ritual Reinforcement of Balance

(p.144) Chapter 7 Personhood and Ritual Reinforcement of Balance
Culture and the Senses

Kathryn Linn Geurts

University of California Press

This chapter discusses the implications of several kinds of performative and cultural elaborations of balance, mostly focusing on the way that balance is ideologically reinforced through embodied practices and sensory engagement in a certain (Anlo) cultural context. It includes an account of two community rituals that are aimed at health and reconciliation.

Keywords:   balance, performative elaborations, cultural elaborations, embodied practices, sensory engagement, cultural context, community rituals, reconciliation, health

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