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By Dennis Waskul,Phillip Vannini

ISBN-10: 0754647269

ISBN-13: 9780754647263

The physique and reports 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 wide-spread theoretical base of latest sociology derived from the pragmatism of writers akin 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 significant 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 future health and disease to sexuality, from good looks and imagery to physically functionality in game and paintings, and from mediated communique to cosmetic surgery. The contributions are knowledgeable via leading edge interactionist conception, delivering clean insights into one of many quickest turning out to be sub-disciplines of sociology and cultural studies.

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