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By Phillip Vannini,Dennis Waskul

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 common 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 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 distinct anthology of empirical examine at the physique, from overall healthiness and sickness to sexuality, from good looks and imagery to physically functionality in game and artwork, and from mediated verbal exchange to cosmetic surgery. The contributions are knowledgeable through cutting edge interactionist concept, delivering clean insights into one of many quickest transforming into sub-disciplines of sociology and cultural studies.

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