By J. Coupland, R. Gwyn
The 'body' and 'discourse' look diametrically adversarial, yet we have interaction with bodies and characterize ourselves and our relations in physically phrases. This quantity integrates new experiences via major researchers in sociolinguistics, sociology, social psychology and cultural thought. It explores the various interfaces of physique and discourse, geared up below 3 major issues: the physique as an interactional source; ideological representations of the physique; and discursive buildings of the physique in common and pathological contexts.
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Moreover, it sheds light on pervasive processes that shape how the symbols that human beings construct emerge from forms of experience that have a crucial embodied component (Johnson, 1987; Lakoff and Johnson, 1999). For example, the universal experience of bodies situated within a gravitational ﬁeld leads in all languages and cultures to a range of metaphors that contrast high and low or up and down (for example the symbols used to describe social hierarchies). However, it is possible to focus such analysis of embodiment largely or entirely on the experience of what is in fact an isolated individual, for example to investigate how being in a body shapes cognition and consciousness.
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Discourse, the Body, and Identity by J. Coupland, R. Gwyn