Embodiment and the Relation Time-Space in the Late Capitalism

Monday, 11 July 2016: 14:15-15:45
Location: Hörsaal 22 (Juridicum)
RC54 The Body in the Social Sciences (host committee)

Language: English and Spanish

The sociology of the body can be understood as a fruitful environment of research aimed at understanding human embodiment (Le Breton, 2006; Csordas, 2010, 2008). Therefore it can be considered that the sociology of the body has three fields of activity, which are: those dedicated to the social and cultural logics of the body; those related to the imaginary social studies of the body; and those that consider the body as a social mirror. 
By setting these three fields of research for the sociology of the body, Le Breton (2006) aims to instigate reflections on how the embodiment of the phenomenon can be understood in the context of the social sciences in what we call late capitalism (Andrews, 2006). In this context, the relationship between time and space becomes complex because, in late capitalism, the body presents different forms of experiencing that relation. Thereby, there are several ways of understanding body practices, their senses and meanings, especially in religious rituals, dances, festivals, parties, and other daily life practices which meet varying time frames and take place in natural spaces. Here, the body is polysemous and, at the same time, idiosyncratic. 
Our purpose is to broaden the debate about the embodiment in the context of experiencing time and space, considering different theoretical and methodological approaches in the field of social sciences. We encourage strong support by an empirically based research as a good prerequisite to pursue, but theorical reflexions will also be considered.
Session Organizer:
Dulce FILGUEIRA DE ALMEIDA, University of Brasilia, Brazil
Dulce FILGUEIRA DE ALMEIDA, University of Brasilia, Brazil
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