Body Embodiment: Symbolic Interaction and the Sociology of by Phillip Vannini

By Phillip Vannini

The physique and reports of embodiment have generated a wealthy and various sociological literature. This quantity articulates and illustrates one significant method of the sociology of the physique: symbolic interactionism, an more and more typical theoretical base of up to date sociology derived from the pragmatism of writers reminiscent of John Dewey, William James, Charles Peirce, Charles Cooley and George Herbert Mead. The authors argue that, from an interactionist point of view, the physique is way greater than a tangible, corporeal item - it's a vessel of significant importance to the person and society. From this attitude, physique, self and social interplay are in detail interrelated and continually reconfigured. the gathering constitutes a distinct anthology of empirical study at the physique, from future health and affliction to sexuality, from good looks and imagery to physically functionality in activity and artwork, and from mediated verbal exchange to cosmetic surgery. The contributions are educated by means of leading edge interactionist idea, delivering clean insights into one of many quickest becoming sub-disciplines of sociology and cultural reviews.

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