By Phillip Vannini,Dennis Waskul

The physique and stories 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 customary 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 point of view, the physique is far greater than a tangible, corporeal item - it's a vessel of serious value to the person and society. From this angle, physique, self and social interplay are in detail interrelated and regularly reconfigured. the gathering constitutes a special anthology of empirical learn at the physique, from healthiness and sickness to sexuality, from attractiveness and imagery to physically functionality in game and paintings, and from mediated verbal exchange to cosmetic surgery. The contributions are proficient by way of cutting edge interactionist conception, supplying clean insights into one of many quickest turning out to be sub-disciplines of sociology and cultural studies.

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