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Intercorporeality: Emerging Socialities in Interaction

Christian Meyer, J Streeck, and J. Scott Jordan


Drawing on Maurice Merleau-Ponty’s concept of “intercorporeality,” this book offers a new multidisciplinary perspective on human interaction. Intercorporeality is presented as an alternative to conceptions of the body that increasingly obstruct productive dialogue and collaboration between the disciplines. Examples of such conceptions include notions of the body as a container of psychic phenomena, a medium of outward expression, or a vehicle of social processes. Instead, this book conceives of the living body in terms of its interaction with other bodies and its openness to and engagement wit ... More

Keywords: Merleau-Ponty, intercorporeality, embodiment, multimodal, phenomenology, pragmatism, philosophical anthropology, advanced interaction research

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Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780190210465
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2017 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190210465.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Christian Meyer, editor
Professor and Chair of General Sociology and Cultural Sociology in the Department of History and Sociology, University of Constance

J Streeck, editor
Professor of Communication Studies, Anthropology, and Germanic Studies, University of Texas at Austin

J. Scott Jordan, editor
Professor and Chair in the Department of Psychology, Illinois State University

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Part I Fundamental Intercorporeality

3 Feeling Our Way

Susan A. J. Stuart

4 Haptic Sociality

Marjorie Harness Goodwin

Part II Extended Intercorporeality

7 Taking the World by Hand

Elena Cuffari and Jürgen Streeck1

8 Intercorporeality at the Motor Block

Thomas Alkemeyer, Kristina Brümmer, and Thomas Pille

9 Intercorporeal Phantasms

Anja Stukenbrock

Part III Intercorporeality Beyond the Body

10 Sensible Objects

Tomie Hahn and J. Scott Jordan

11 More than a Body

Lambros Malafouris and Maria Danae Koukouti

14 Wild Meaning

J. Scott Jordan and Chris Mays

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