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Traversing: Embodied Lifeworlds in the Czech Republic

Susanna Trnka


This book is about our ways of seeing, experiencing, and moving through the world and how they shape the kinds of people we become. Drawing from concepts developed by two phenomenological philosophers, Martin Heidegger and Jan Patočka, and putting them in conversation with ethnographic analysis of the lives of contemporary Czechs, the book examines how embodiment is crucial for understanding our being-in-the-world. In particular, the book scrutinizes three kinds of movements we make as embodied actors in the world: how we move through time and space, be it by walking along city streets, glidin ... More

Keywords: Martin Heidegger, Jan Patočka, contemporary Czechs, movement, motion, Czech society, seeing, experiencing, moving

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781501749223
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: January 2021 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9781501749223.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Susanna Trnka, author
University of Auckland