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Culture and the Senses Embodiment, Identity, and Well-Being in an African Community by Kathryn Linn Geurts

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Published by University of California Press .
Written in English


  • Indigenous peoples,
  • Social & cultural anthropology,
  • Senses and sensation,
  • Cross-cultural studies,
  • Social Science,
  • Archaeology / Anthropology,
  • Sociology,
  • Ghana,
  • Anthropology - Cultural,
  • Social Science / Anthropology / Cultural,
  • Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - General,
  • Anlo (African people),
  • Psychology,
  • Socialization

Book details:

The Physical Object
Number of Pages293
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7711473M
ISBN 100520234561
ISBN 109780520234567

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