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Author Farnell, Brenda

Title Dynamic Embodiment for Social Theory : ""I Move Therefore I am""
Published Hoboken : Taylor & Francis, 2012


Description 1 online resource (177 pages)
Series Ontological Explorations
Ontological explorations.
Contents Cover; Dynamic Embodiment for Social Theory "I move therefore I am"; Copyright; Contents; List of figures; Preface and acknowledgements; 1. The primacy of movement; 2. The body in social theory; 3. A new ontology of personhood; 4. A methodological move: movement literacy; 5. Bourdieu's habitus: a sociological mislocation of agency; 6. Lakoff's and Johnson's metaphors: a psychological mislocation of agency; 7. Verbal and non-verbal: a linguistic mislocation of agency; 8. The ab(sense) of kinesthesia in Western thought; 9. Implications of dynamic embodiment for social theory; Notes
Summary This book presents a series of ontological investigations into an adequate theory of embodiment for the social sciences. Informed by a new realist philosophy of causal powers, it seeks to articulate a concept of dynamic embodiment, one that positions human body movement, and not just 'the body' at the heart of theories of social action. It draws together several lines of thinking in contemporary social science: about the human body and its movements; adequate meta-theoretical explanations of agency and causality in human action; relations between moving and talking; skill and the formation of
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Notes Print version record
Subject Human body -- Social aspects.
Movement, Psychology of.
Muscular sense.
Human body -- Social aspects
Movement, Psychology of
Muscular sense
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780203805039