Bogotá: Universidad de los Andes, Facultad de Ciencias Sociales, Departamento de Antropologia, Ediciones Uniandes (Colección Nuevas Voces), 2021. First edition. Paperback. 288p., illu., facsimiles, bibl., indices, wrps. New. Item #191702
ISBN: 9789587981384

A few years ago, the author of this book, a doctor by training, tried to learn to knead uprooted children. Where the sobanderas showed him what they call rennet, his hands palpated organs and tissues, as he was taught in the Anatomy class. This situation is the origin of Anatomization, a work that seeks to answer how we learn to make a certain reality and not another with our bodies. This ethnography shows how the body emerges from medical anatomy, in such a way that it looks natural, transcendent, universal and evident, making mere beliefs to all other possible anatomies, including the rennet.” This book shows the possibilities of a brilliant and respectfully daring ethnographic analysis.

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