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Index 309 Accra, as research setting, 30 Adeladze, Togbui, 95 Adikah, Elvis, 128 adornment, 81–83, 151–153, 156–157, photo insert Mr. Adzomada (mOfiala), 36–37, 84, 176–177, 247 “aesthetic of the cool” (Thompson), 63, 158, 201, 209. See also cool; heat Afa, 206, 221, 275n. 26, 276n. 10. See also amEgashi; bokO; divination African Vodun (Blier), 174 Agawu, Kofi, 47 agbagbagogo (balancing), 45, 46, 49–50; versus affectation, 82–83; child socialization and, 102–106. See also balance AIDS, 183, 194 akpeteshi (locally brewed gin), 115, 156. See also drinking amEzOtO. See ancestral sponsors amEgashi (diviner), 62, 135, 206, 275n. 26. See also Afa; bokO; divination Ameka, Felix K., 77 Amoaku, William Komla, 87, 116, 128 Ananse, 187 AncestralLogic and CaribbeanBlues (Anyidoho), 83 ancestral rites, 179 ancestral soul, 170 ancestral sponsors, 173–177, 199, 272n. 7 ancestral stool, 87 Anlo: defined, 21; as a language, 22, 25–26; migration myth and, 114–116 Anlo-Ewe language: ideophones in, 77–78; reduplication in, 77–78. See also Ewe language Anlo-Ewe people: history and social structure of, 21–26; stereotyping of, 123–126 Anlo-land, geographical features of, 26–28 Ansre, Gilbert, 77 Anyidoho, Kofi, 83 Apim, TOgbui. See TOgbui Apim festival Aquinas, Thomas, 7 Aristotle, 7, 228–229, 276–277n. 1 Armstrong, Robert Plant, 129–130 aroma/scent: birth dirt and, 91–95; cravings during pregnancy and, 89; hearing and, 48–49, 66–67; perception and, 230 Asante/Ashanti, 112, 122 atsibla (cushion worn by women), 101–102, photo insert audition. See hearing aural perception. See hearing Avorgbedor, Daniel K., 47, 50, 146 Awoonor, Kofi, 83 azOlizOzO (movement, walking), 45, 47, 50–52; morality and, 77, 78, 80. See also kinesthesia; movement; walking style back tying (vikpakpa), 98–102, 265n. 6, photo insert balance, 49–50; versus affectation, 82–83; back tying and, 99–102; birthing and, 86–87; child socialization and, 102–106, photo insert; five-senses model and, 3–4; god concept and, 172; hearing and, 50; as sixth sense, 3–5; TOgbui Apim festival and, 157–158; valuation of, 50. See also agbagbagogo Barawusu, Solomon M.K., 121 bathing, of newborns, 91–97 being-in-the-world: analytical categories and, 74, 76; Anlo valuations and, 18, 49, 84, 95, 111, 141, 246; cultural conditioning and, 17, 235, 236, 243, 250; embodiment and, 3, 11, 49; NlO and, 117, 119, 143, 165; Western dualism and, 7 Berkeley, George, 8 Berlin, Brent, 12 Bernard, Claude, 9–10 birth attendants, traditional. See birthing; pregnancy birth dirt, 133; bathing and, 91–95; clay consumption and, 89–91 birthing: ancestral spirits and, 174–177; balance and, 86–87; enu and, 204; naming ceremony, 97–98; placenta as a stool, 86–87; rituals, 207–208; terms for attendants, 86 Blekete, 31, 65–66, 156, 193 Blier, Suzanne Preston, 174, 176, 186, 190, 192, 197, 208 blindness. See vision, impairment of Boas, Franz, 11, 12 body, as anthropological subject, 12–13. See also balance; embodiment; kinesthesia; mind/body; movement; seselelame bokO (diviner), 62, 135, 176, 177, 206, 275n. 26. See also Afa; amEgashi; divination Bourdieu, Pierre, 64, 68–69, 84, 85, 126–127, 144, 195, 231, 232, 237, 241, 242–243, 249 Bruner, Jerome, 234, 238, 241 carpentered-world hypothesis (Rivers), 11–12 Casey, Edward S., 112, 116, 161–163 charms. See zoka/zosasa chieftaincy, 23–24, 124–125, 147–148, 207–208 child socialization: “aesthetic of the cool” and, 63, 201–202; back tying and, 98–102; balance and, 4, 102–106, photo insert; bathing and, 92; embodiment of cultural identity and, 10, 11; embodiment of morality and, 74–76; embodiment of sensibilities and, 17; head-loading and, 5; mouth rinsing and, 208; sensory embodiment and, 230–234; seselelame and, 218 Christianity, 171–172, 180, 187, 188, 270n. 24 clans, social structure and, 23 Classen, Constance, 48, 81, 243 clay consumption, 87–91 climate, 27–28 cloth: back tying and, 98–102; kete/kente, 28, 82, 99, 101 clothing: colonialism and, 271n. 6; festivals and, 148–153, 155, 156, 159 (see also adornment) cochlea. See vestibular sense colonialism, clothing and, 148–152, 271n. 6 color: perception of, 11; terminology for, 12, 61; valuation and, 81 Comaroff, Jean, 148–149, 150 Comaroff, John, 148–149, 150 Committee in Defense of the Revolution, 24 comportment. See movement; walking style cool: “aesthetic of the cool,” 63, 158, 201, 209; cool dancing, 154, 158, 201; Lisa and, 172–173; thermal sensors, 8, 53–54, 230, 262n. 17, 277n. 2. See also heat cravings, in...


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