Ethnographies that are Body-Based, Ethnochoreological, or Sensory


Dr. Sara K. Schneider
sks@sarakschneider.com


Alter, Joseph S.

1992    The Wrestler’s Body: Identity and Ideology in North India. Berkeley: University of California Press.

Brownell, Susan
1995    Training the Body for China: Sports in the Moral Order of the People’s Republic. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Browning, Barbara
1995    Samba:  Resistance in Motion. Bloomington: Indiana University Press.

Cowan, Jane K.
1990    Dance and the Body Politic in Northern Greece. Princeton: Princeton University Press.

Daniel, Yvonne
2005    Dancing Wisdom: Embodied Knowledge in Haitian Vodou, Cuban Yoruba, and Bahian Candomblé. Urbana: University of
           Illinois Press.

Downey, Greg
2005    Learning Capoeria: Lessons in Cunning from an Afro-Brazilian Art. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Feld, Steven
1990    Sound and Sentiment: Bids, Weeping, Poetics, and Song in Kaluli Expression, 2nd edition. Philadelphia: University of
           Philadelphia Press.

Geurts, Kathryn Lynn
2002    Culture and the Senses: Bodily Ways of Knowing in an African Community. Berkeley: University of California Press.

Hausner, Sondra L.
2007    Wandering with Sadhus: Ascetics in the Hindu Himalayas. Bloomington: Indiana University Press.

J. Lowell Lewis
1992    Ring of Liberation: Deceptive Discourse in Brazilian Capoeira. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Marion, Jonathan S.
2008    Ballroom: Culture and Costumes in Competitive Dance. Berg Publishers.

Ness, Sally Ann
1992    Body, Movement, and Culture: Kinesthetic and Visual Symbolism in a Philippine Community. Philadelphia: University of
           Pennsylvania Press.

Novack, Cynthia J.
1990     Sharing the Dance: Contact Improvisation and American Culture. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press.

Rodriguez, Sylvia
1996    The Matachines Dance: Ritual Symbolism and Interethnic Relations. University of New Mexico Press.

Sklar, Deidre Sklar
2001    Dancing with the Virgin: Body and Faith in the Fiesta of Tortugas, New Mexico. Berkeley: University of California Press.

Vigarello, Georges
1989    “The Upward Training of the Body from the Age of Chivalry to Courtly Civility.” In Fragments for a History of the Body.
            Part Two. Edited by M. Feher, R., Naddaff, and N. Tazi. New York: Zone, pp. 148-196.

Wacquant, Loic
2004    Body & Soul: Notebooks of an Apprentice Boxer. New York: Oxford University Press.

Zarrilli, Phillip B.
1998    When the Body Becomes All Eyes: Paradigms, Discourses and Practices of Power in Kalarippayattu, a South Indian Martial
           Art. Delhi: Oxford University Press.



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