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Journal articles (2011), Consumption Markets & Culture, 3, pp. 311-331

Embodied ethnicity: the ethnic affiliation grounded in the body

Dion Delphine , Sitz Lionel, Rémy Eric

Drawing on cultural phenomenology, this paper extends the literature on ethnicity by investigating its embodied dimensions and by studying infra-national referents (e.g., regionalism in France). Findings show the central role of embodiment in ethnicity. Three dimensions of ethnicity are outlined: embodied ethnicity (being-in-the-world), embodied ethnic imaginary (remembering being-in-the-world), and embodied ethnic interactions (being-in-the-world with others). This analysis extends the post-assimilationist model by adding an embodied dimension, highlights the specificities of local ethnicity, and questions the concept of habitus. Link to the article

DION, D., SITZ, L. and RÉMY, E. (2011). Embodied ethnicity: the ethnic affiliation grounded in the body. Consumption Markets & Culture, 3, pp. 311-331.