By Dennis Waskul,Phillip Vannini

ISBN-10: 0754647269

ISBN-13: 9780754647263

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 ordinary theoretical base of latest 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 viewpoint, the physique is far greater than a tangible, corporeal item – it's a vessel of serious importance to the person and society. From this angle, physique, self and social interplay are in detail interrelated and regularly reconfigured.

The assortment constitutes a special anthology of empirical study at the physique, from overall healthiness and ailment to sexuality, from good looks and imagery to physically functionality in activity and artwork, and from mediated communique to cosmetic surgery. The contributions are trained via leading edge interactionist idea, providing clean insights into one of many quickest turning out to be sub-disciplines of sociology and cultural studies.

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