Mellon Faculty-Student Research Project
Summer 2014

Sepideh Bajracharya and J. M. Fritzman
Elizabeth Reynolds Growdon and Claire Elizabeth Hinkley

Eating the World: The Constitution of the Self in Ayurveda and Hegel

  

Week 1

Tuesday, May 27:

Preliminary discussion of faculty/student research project: Eating the World: The Constitution of the Self in Ayurveda.

"Ayurveda"
Wikipedia.

 

Thursday, May 29:

Roland Barthes, "Towards a Psychosociology of Contemporary Food Consumption"
Claude Lévi-Strauss, "The Culinary Triangle"
Mary Douglas, "The Abominations of Leviticus"
Food and Culture: A Reader, third edition, edited by Carole Counihan and Penny Van Esterik, (New York: Routledge, 2013).

 

Week 2

Tuesday, June 3:

R. S. Khare, "Introduction" and "Food with Saints: An Aspect of Hindu Gastrosemantics"
David Gordon White, "You Are What You Eat: The Anomalous Status of Dog-Cookers in Hindu Mythology"
Vidyut Aklujkar, "Sharing the Divine Feast: Evolution of Food Metaphor in Marathi Sant Poetry"
Paul M. Toomey, "Mountain of Food, Mountain of Love: Ritual Inversion in the Annakuta Feast at Mount Govardhan"
The Eternal Food: Gastronomic Ideas and Experiences of Hindus and Buddhists, edited by R. S. Khare, (Albany: SUNY Press, 1992).

 

Thursday, June 5:

Manuel Moreno, "Pancamirtam: God's Washings as Food"
H. L. Seneviratne, "Food Essence and the Essence of Experience"
R. S. Khare, "Annambrahman: Cultural Models, Meanings, and Aesthetics of Hindu Food"
A. K. Ramanujan, "Food for Thought: Toward an Anthology of Food Images"
The Eternal Food: Gastronomic Ideas and Experiences of Hindus and Buddhists, edited by R. S. Khare, (Albany: SUNY Press, 1992).

 

Week 3

Tuesday, June 10:

American Ethnologist 8:3, August 1981, pages 494-511.

 

Thursday, June 12:

The Journal of Asian Studies, 55:2, May 1996, pages 301-322.

Joseph S. Alter, "Heaps of Health, Metaphysical Fitness: Ayurveda and the Ontology of Good Health in Medical Anthropology"
Current Anthropology 40, Supplement, February 1999, S43-S66.

Zimmerman, "The Scholar, the Wise Man, and Universals: Three Aspects of Ayurvedic Medicine"
Donald G. Bates, Knowledge and the Scholarly Medical Traditions, (New York: Cambridge University Press, 1995).

 

Week 4

Wednesday, June 18:

"Michel Foucault"
Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy
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"On the Genealogy of Ethics: An Overview of  Work in Progress"
"The Ethics of the Concern of the Self as a Practice of Freedom"
Michel Foucault, Ethics: Subjectivity and Truth, translated by Robert Hurley et al., (New York: The New Press, 1998).

Margaret Trawick, "Writing the Body and Ruling the Land: Western Reflections on Chinese and Indian Medicine"
Lawrence Cohen, "The Epistemological Carnival: Meditations on Disciplinary Intentionality and Ayurveda"
Donald G. Bates,
Knowledge and the Scholarly Medical Traditions, (New York: Cambridge University Press, 1995).

 

Thursday, June 19:

Jean Langford, Fluent Bodies: Ayurvedic Remedies for Postcolonial Imbalance, (Durham: Duke University Press, 2002), pages 1-96.

 

Week 5

Tuesday, June 24:

Jean Langford, Fluent Bodies: Ayurvedic Remedies for Postcolonial Imbalance, (Durham: Duke University Press, 2002), pages 97-187.

 

Thursday, June 26:

Jean Langford, Fluent Bodies: Ayurvedic Remedies for Postcolonial Imbalance, (Durham: Duke University Press, 2002), pages 188-272.

 

Week 6

Tuesday, July 1:

J. M. Fritzman and Kristin Parvizian, "The Extended Mind Rehabilitates the Metaphysical Hegel"
Metaphilosophy 43:5, October 2012, pages 636-658.

J. M. Fritzman and Kristin Parvizian, "Hegel’s Geist -- Immodestly Metaphysical!"
The Palgrave Handbook of German Idealism, edited by Matthew Altman, (New York: Palgrave Macmillan; forthcoming).


Thursday, July 3:

Judith Farquhar, Appetites: Food and Sex in Postsocialist China, (Durham: Duke University Press, 2002), pages 1-119.

 

Week 7

Tuesday, July 8:

Judith Farquhar, Appetites: Food and Sex in Postsocialist China, (Durham: Duke University Press, 2002), pages 123-209.

 

Thursday, July 10:

Arjun Appadurai, "Commodities and the Politics of Value"
The Social Life of Things: Commodities in Cultural Perspective, (New York: Cambridge University Press 1986), pages 3-63.

 

Week 8

Tuesday, July 15:

Jane Bennett, The Enchantment of Modern Life: Attachments, Crossings, and Ethics, (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2001), pages 1-90.

 

Thursday, July 17:

Jane Bennett, The Enchantment of Modern Life: Attachments, Crossings, and Ethics, (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2001), pages 91-170.

 

Week 9

Tuesday, July 22:

Gilles Deleuze, "Body, Meat, and Spirit: Becoming-Animal"
Francis Bacon: The Logic of Sensation, (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2004).

 

Thursday, July 24:

Ben Highmore, "Bitter After Taste: Affect, Food, and Social Aesthetics"
The Affect Theory Reader, edited by Melissa Gregg and Gregory J Seigworth, (Durham: Duke University Press, 2010).

 

Week 10

Thursday, July 31:

Veena Das, Michael Jackson, Arthur Kleinman, and Bhrigupati Singh, "Introduction: Experiments between Anthropology and Philosophy: Affinities and Antagonisms"
Bhrigupati Singh, "How Concepts Make the World Look Different: Affirmative and Negative Genealogies of Thought"
Michael Pruett, "Ritual Disjunctions: Ghosts, Philosophy, and Anthropology"
The Ground Between: Anthropologist Engage Philosophy
, edited by Veena Das, Michael D. Jackson, Arthur Kleinman, and Bhrigupati Singh, (Durham: Duke University Press, 2014).

 

Friday, August 1:

Steven C. Caton, "Henri Bergson in Highland Yemen"
Vincent Crapanzano, "Must We Be Bad Epistemologists? Illusions of Transparency, the Opaque Other, and Interpretive Foibles"
The Ground Between: Anthropologist Engage Philosophy
, edited by Veena Das, Michael D. Jackson, Arthur Kleinman, and Bhrigupati Singh, (Durham: Duke University Press, 2014).

 


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