Moving Bodies in Interaction – Interacting Bodies in Motion

Intercorporeality, interkinesthesia, and enaction in sports

| University of Konstanz
| University of Konstanz
ISBN 9789027204622 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
ISBN 9789027265555 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
This volume presents a new perspective on socially coordinated embodied activity. It brings together scholars from linguistics, interactional sociology, neuropsychology and brain research. It assembles empirical studies of the interaction in sports that draw on recent developments in ethnomethodological conversation analysis, the sociology of practice, interactional linguistics, and cognitive studies. Thinking beyond the individual body, the chapters investigate microscopically the materiality and reflexivity of skilled bodies in motion in different sports ranging from individuals jointly rock-climbing and distance-running to team sports such as rugby and basketball.

Combining theoretical elements from phenomenology and cognitive studies, the volume emphasizes the temporal extension and merging of bodies towards an acting plural body and the situated embeddedness of dynamically interacting bodies in an environment that encompasses organized spaces, objects or other bodies. It thus offers a number of case studies in advanced research in embodied interaction that coalesce in a comprehensive picture of the ways human bodies merge in joint action.
[Advances in Interaction Studies, 8]  2017.  xv, 361 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
List of contributors
Chapter 1. Intercorporeality, interkinesthesia, and enaction: New perspectives on moving bodies in interaction
Christian Meyer and Ulrich v. Wedelstaedt
Part I. Interkinesthetic coordination and intercorporeality in team sports
Chapter 2. Practice as a shared accomplishment: Intercorporeal attunement in acrobatics
Kristina Brümmer and Thomas Alkemeyer
Chapter 3. Intercorporeality and interkinesthetic gestalts in handball
Ulrich v. Wedelstaedt and Christian Meyer
Chapter 4. Visual and motor components of action anticipation in basketball and soccer
Cosimo Urgesi
Chapter 5. Constructing cooperative and antagonistic intercorporeality: Rugby referee talk and action on the field
Elaine W. Vine
Part II. Intercorporeal relations with moving bodies and objects in individual sports
Chapter 6. Rock climbers’ communicative and sensory practices: Routine intercorporeality between climbers, rock, and auxiliary technologies
K. Neil Jenkings
Chapter 7. Intercorporeal enaction and synchrony: The case of distance running together
Jacquelyn Allen-Collinson and John Hockey
Chapter 8. Sound joined actions in rowing and swimming
Gerd Schmitz and Alfred O. Effenberg
Chapter 9. “It’s really strange when nobody is watching” Enactive intercorporeality and the Spielraum of practices in freeskiing
Niklas Woermann
Part III. The enactive acquisition of embodied knowledge
Chapter 10. Teaching bodies: Visual and haptic communication in martial arts
Larissa Schindler
Chapter 11. Intercorporeal (re)enaction: Instructional correction in basketball practice
Bryn Evans
Chapter 12. Ways of relating: Involvements of bodies in ballet class
Sophie Merit Müller
Chapter 13. Intercorporeality with imaginary bodies: The case of trampoline and boxing training
Ulrich v. Wedelstaedt and Ajit Singh
Chapter 14. Afterword
Jürgen Streeck
“This fascinating book gives us a timely perspective on the social skills of human bodies. The papers gathered here cover excitingly broad range of embodied practices and make a powerful case for an integrated – phenomenological and praxeological - perspective on meaning making and embodied knowledge in material world.”
“This is a powerful book that will expand the thinking of anyone interested in what it is to be a skilled, knowing human being acting in a world that is also rapidly being shaped by the actions of others. Building from, among other sources, the phenomenology of Merleau-Ponty, it challenges studies of human action that treat language, exchanges of talk, and consciousness as the primary sites for the analysis of human sociality, interaction and intersubjectivity. Sports provides a crucial site for investigating the ability of the living human body to anticipate and co-experience the bodies of others within such strong time constraints that conscious reflection would be an obstacle to the accomplishment of relevant action. Contributors include scholars from linguistics, interactional sociology, neuropsychology and brain research, many of whom are skilled practitioners of the activities they analyze. A great book to move our thinking about the human body, and the forms of sociality that shape our experience of each other, in new, important directions.”
“The volume offers an innovative contribution to the emerging field of interactional studies of sports. In turn, sport practices are an exemplary empirical domain for revisiting crucial contemporary issues in the social sciences, related to the living body in its material environment, bodies in motion, and embodied coordinated activities. Both aspects are impressively tackled by the authors of the book.”
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Interaction Studies

Interaction Studies
BIC Subject: JMM – Physiological & neuro-psychology, biopsychology
BISAC Subject: PSY024000 – PSYCHOLOGY / Physiological Psychology
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U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2017009746 | Marc record