New PDF release: Body/Embodiment: Symbolic Interaction and the Sociology of

By Phillip Vannini,Dennis Waskul

The physique and stories of embodiment have generated a wealthy and numerous sociological literature. This quantity articulates and illustrates one significant method of the sociology of the physique: symbolic interactionism, an more and more primary theoretical base of latest sociology derived from the pragmatism of writers corresponding to John Dewey, William James, Charles Peirce, Charles Cooley and George Herbert Mead. The authors argue that, from an interactionist viewpoint, the physique is far greater than a tangible, corporeal item - it's a vessel of serious value to the person and society. From this attitude, physique, self and social interplay are in detail interrelated and continuously reconfigured. the gathering constitutes a different anthology of empirical learn at the physique, from wellbeing and fitness and ailment to sexuality, from attractiveness and imagery to physically functionality in game and paintings, and from mediated communique to cosmetic surgery. The contributions are knowledgeable by way of leading edge interactionist thought, providing clean insights into one of many quickest becoming sub-disciplines of sociology and cultural studies.

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