By Adeline Masquelier
"A exceptional quantity! It deals fresh views on physique politics and identification or subjectivity formation within the post-colonial world." —Dorothy Ko, Barnard College
While there's frequent curiosity in gown and hygiene as automobiles of cultural, ethical, and political worth, little scholarly cognizance has been paid to cross-cultural understandings of dust and undress, regardless of their both very important position within the fashioning of id and distinction. The essays during this soaking up and thought-provoking assortment give a contribution new insights into the ignored issues of physically remedies and transgressions. In distinctive ethnographic stories from worldwide, the participants recast assumptions approximately grime and nakedness, exploring how quite a few kinds of transgression linked to the body’s floor are drawn up into relatives of strength and inequality. They display imaginatively how physique surfaces are powerfully mobilized within the making and unmaking of ethical worlds.
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