Reframing (Dis)Ordered Bodies: Understanding <em>Agonias</em> via the <em>Habitus</em>
AbstractThe expression of agonias among Portuguese populations is an embodied experience of emotions and/or illness that defies Western medical categorization. Within Portuguese communities agonias has multiple meanings. This paper proposes that the embodiment of agonias can be understood via the habitus where the body is a meaning (re)producing social agent. Résumé Au sein des populations portugaises, l'expression agonias incarne une gamme d'émotions et/ou la maladie qui défie toute catégorisation du monde médical occidental. Au cœur des communautés portugaises, agonias a plusieurs sens. Cet essai suggère que l'incarnation de agonias peut être comprise par l'entremise de l'habitus, tandis que le corps représente un agent social de (re)production.
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