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Tackling indifference-clowning, dementia, and the articulation of a sensitive body.
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PMID:  22985107     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
In this auto-ethnographic study, I focus on a special form of clowning for people at an advanced stage of dementia. The miMakkus clown is presented as a specialist in contact with people with whom communication is no longer possible by the usual (linguistic, cognitive) means. I illustrate how the miMakkus clown tries to reach people with dementia, focusing specifically on the role of the sensitive body as an instrument for attunement. As I demonstrate, in their contact, the clown and the person with dementia are involved in a process of mutual articulation.
Ruud Hendriks
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Medical anthropology     Volume:  31     ISSN:  1545-5882     ISO Abbreviation:  Med Anthropol     Publication Date:  2012 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-09-18     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7707343     Medline TA:  Med Anthropol     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  459-76     Citation Subset:  IM    
a Department of Philosophy , Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Maastricht University , Maastricht , The Netherlands.
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