Overlapping Notions of Self and Other: the Case of the Anabaptist Body

Kayla Rush

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    This paper examines the complex interrelations between notions of ͚“elf͛ and ͚Otheƌ͛ with regards to human bodies, taking as a case study the bodily experiences of Anabaptist Christians, both historically and in the present day. It first examines body practices and discourses through the lens of Anabaptist approaches to baptism and conscience and it relates these to the Foucauldian notion of care of the Self. It then looks at biopolitical relations between individuals and the state through an examination of oath-taking and anti-war protests. Finally, it discusses the roles of bodies and bodiliness in contemporary Anabaptist commemorative practices. 
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)50-60
    Number of pages11
    JournalIrish Journal of Anthropology
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - 2014

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