Universität KonstanzExzellenzcluster „Kulturelle Grundlagen von Integration“

New release: Culture, Practice, and the Body. By Christian Meyer

4. March 2019


Conversational Organization and Embodied Culture in Northwestern Senegal
Stuttgart: J.B. Metzler 2018

Human sociality is shaped and realized most notably in embodied practices of interpersonal interaction. At the same time, the social nature of human beings is open for cultural influences. This book inspects the foundations of human sociality theoretically drawing on recent debates in sociology, anthropology, and linguistics, and empirically by the example of interactions on the central square of a Wolof village in Northwestern Senegal. (publisher)

Christian Meyer is Professor of General and Cultural Sociology at the University of Konstanz. He wrote this book during his stay at the Institute for Advanced Study Konstanz in the winter semester 2017/18.