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By Dennis Waskul,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 widely used 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 standpoint, the physique is way greater than a tangible, corporeal item – it's a vessel of serious importance to the person and society. From this attitude, physique, self and social interplay are in detail interrelated and regularly reconfigured.

The assortment constitutes a distinct anthology of empirical learn at the physique, from health and wellbeing and disorder to sexuality, from attractiveness and imagery to physically functionality in activity and artwork, and from mediated verbal exchange to cosmetic surgery. The contributions are proficient via leading edge interactionist thought, supplying clean insights into one of many quickest turning out to be sub-disciplines of sociology and cultural studies.

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