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By Phillip Vannini

The physique and studies 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 frequent theoretical base of latest sociology derived from the pragmatism of writers resembling 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 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 special anthology of empirical learn at the physique, from future health and affliction to sexuality, from good looks and imagery to physically functionality in recreation and paintings, and from mediated communique to cosmetic surgery. The contributions are expert through cutting edge interactionist conception, providing clean insights into one of many quickest growing to be sub-disciplines of sociology and cultural reports.

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