After successful completion of this course students are expected to be able to:
- understand and explain the way mind and body interact
- understand and reflect on how embodiment is conceptualized and applied in different disciplines and scholarly fields;
- evaluate the benefits and limitations of the presented embodiment approaches
- analyse real-life experiences related to food and environment
Literature study, lectures and tutorials. Tutorials contain assignments to experience and analyse concrete activities, for example a walk in nature or prepare and eat food.
- Ph. MacNaghten (2003), Embodying the environment in everyday life practices. The Sociological Review 51, 63-841.
- M. Mauss, Techniques of the body. In: N. Schlanger ed. (2006), Marcel Mauss. Techniques, Technology and Civilisation.New York, Durkheim Press/Oxford, Berghahn Books.
- C. van der Weele (2006), Food Metaphors and Ethics: Towards more Attention for Bodily Experience. Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics 19:313–324.
- M. Wilson (2002), Six views of embodied cognition. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review 9, 625-636
- One writing assignment (70%)
- One practical assignment (30%)
Each component requires a minimum of 5.5 to pass
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| Session 6
Target group and min/max number of participants:
The course is aimed for advanced Master students and PhD candidates in various fields, most prominently the social sciences, environmental sciences, food and nutrition sciences. The minimum number of participants is 8, maximum number of participants is 20.
Assumed prior knowledge:
Master-level social sciences or similar qualifications. Capacity to read social science theory and philosophical papers.
The sessions will be held in building “De Leeuwenborch”, Hollandseweg 1 in Wageningen, The Netherlands. The exact rooms will be announced later.
| WASS, PE&RC and WIMEK/SENSE PhDs with TSP
|| € 220
|a) All other PhD candidates b) Postdocs and staff of the above mentioned Graduate Schools
|| € 450
|| € 700
NB: for some courses, PhD candidates from other WUR graduate schools with a TSP are also entitled to a reduced fee. Please consult your Education/PhD Programme Coordinator for more information
Participants can cancel their registration free of charge 1 month before the course starts. A cancellation fee of 100% applies if a participant cancels his/her registration less than 1 month prior to the start of the course.
The organisers have the right to cancel the course no later than one month before the planned course start date in the case that the number of registrations does not reach the minimum.
The participants will be notified of any changes at their e-mail addresses.