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Social Sensations of Symptoms

Embodied Socialities of HIV and Trauma in Uganda

Lotte Meinert and Susan Reynolds Whyte

Sensations and symptoms are socially shared, as well as individual, experiences. The sensations of one mindful body are not perceived only by that individual, but often also by immediate others. The interpretation of sensations as symptoms of

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Ignoring Symptoms

The Process of Normalising Sensory Experiences after Cancer

Tone Seppola-Edvardsen and Mette Bech Risør

( Brennan 2001 ; Geyer et al. 2015 ; Somerfield et al. 1999 ). Our study of the process of interpreting bodily sensations might be placed within the field of cognitive and emotional coping strategies in terms of coping as appraisal, being ‘evaluative

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Dangerous Mobilities

Mimi Sheller

linkages across these realms that a theoretical approach informed by the mobilities turn can reveal. In this afterword, I want to draw together some of these lessons in materialities, sensations, mobility assemblages, and performances, and to consider

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Traversing Fields

Affective Continuities across Muslim and Christian Settings in Berlin

Omar Kasmani and Dominik Mattes

prayer gatherings in these two religious settings as a way to capture locally specific workings of affect and sensation. At the same time, we wish to evoke affect's potential for traversing fields. Even though we have individually conducted fieldwork in

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Queer Sensations

Postwar American Melodrama and the Crisis of Queer Juvenility

Cael Keegan

This essay analyzes the cinematic genre convention of the “sensation scene” as a vehicle for the representation of queer crises in American juvenility during the postwar era. Through popular cinema, post-WWII America organized and communicated concerns about the production of “fit” masculine and heterosexual juveniles who would be capable of carrying out the postwar expansion of American democratic and capitalist ideologies. The sensation scene was deployed by popular films to mark queer and racialized masculinities in an aesthetic system that mirrored institutional efforts to prevent “unfit” juveniles from accessing the benefits of full social and political participation. Today, the genre device continues to structure popular film representations of and common thinking about the relative value of young, male American lives.

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Artificial Intelligence, Humanness, and Nonverbal Sociality

Ritwik Banerji

continuous flow of energy and sensation between human beings present before one another in face-to-face social interaction. Similarly, online interactions (as well as their analysts) both privilege the textual and segmental dimensions of communication that

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Sensations, Symptoms and Healthcare Seeking

Rikke Sand Andersen, Mark Nichter, and Mette Bech Risør

Inspired by the sensory turn in the humanities, anthropologists have coined the term ‘an anthropology of the senses’ to describe the study of the perceptual construction and output of bodily sensations and sense-modalities (cf. Howes 2006

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Pain and the Cinesthetic Subject in Black Swan

Steen Ledet Christiansen

viewer’s body. Watching the film is thus a disturbing experience meant to unsettle traditional cinematic identification and instead situate the viewer as embodied. I am interested in how Black Swan articulates embodied sensations of pain and how these

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Atrocités des conflits ethniques paradoxes venus d'ailleurs ou sensations dans le cénacle savant?


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‘The Good Citizen’

Balancing Moral Possibilities in Everyday Life between Sensation, Symptom and Healthcare Seeking

Sara Marie Hebsgaard Offersen, Peter Vedsted, and Rikke Sand Andersen

moral possibilities for acting as ‘a good citizen’ are reflected in the bodily practices of the Danish middle class, this article particularly pays attention to the ways in which notions of morality are embedded in perceptions of bodily sensations and