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Body Pedagogics: Embodiment, Cognition and Cultural Transmission

Shilling, Chris (2017) Body Pedagogics: Embodiment, Cognition and Cultural Transmission. Sociology, 51 (6). pp. 1205-1221. ISSN 0038-0385. (doi:10.1177/0038038516641868)

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Abstract

This paper contributes to the growing sociological concern with body pedagogics; an embodied approach to the transmission and acquisition of occupational, sporting, religious and other culturally structured practices. Focused upon the relationship between those social, technological and material means through which institutionalized cultures are transmitted, the experiences of those involved in this learning, and the embodied outcomes of this process, existing research highlights the significance of body work, practical techniques, and the senses to these pedagogic processes. What has yet to be explicated adequately, however, is the embodied importance of cognition to this incorporation of culture. In what follows, I address this lacuna by building on John Dewey’s writings in proposing an approach to body pedagogics sympathetic to the prioritization of physical experience but that recognizes the distinctive properties and capacities of thought and reflexivity in these processes.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1177/0038038516641868
Uncontrolled keywords: body; pedagogics; embodied; John Dewey; senses, thought/reflexivity
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Sociology
Depositing User: Lisa Towers
Date Deposited: 21 Apr 2016 10:12 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 17:15 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/55090 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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