Studies in Somaesthetics

Embodied Perspectives in Philosophy, the Arts, and the Human Sciences

This series aims to publish monographs and anthologies of new research in the interdisciplinary field of somaesthetics. The field can be briefly defined as the critical study and meliorative cultivation of the soma as our medium of perceptual appreciation (aesthesis) and performance but also as the site of our expressive self-fashioning. Somaesthetics is, therefore, concerned with a wide diversity of knowledge forms, discourses, social practices and institutions, cultural traditions and values, and bodily disciplines that structure (or could improve) such somatic understanding and cultivation. It is not limited to one theoretical field, academic or professional vocabulary, cultural ideology, or particular set of bodily disciplines. Rather it aims to provide a more fruitful interaction and integration of the very diverse forms of somatic knowledge currently being practiced and pursued. Initially the books would focus on the key disciplines and research areas from which somaesthetics emerged and in which it has been most actively researched. These are philosophy, aesthetics, cultural studies, art history, race and gender theory, performance studies (including dance and theatre), education, social theory, and human computer technology and gaming. Forthcoming titles: Somaesthetics and Aesthetic Experience Somaesthetics and Cuisine Future books will be on such subjects as: Somaesthetics and Literature Somaesthetics and Care Somaesthetics and Sexuality Somaesthetics and Education Somaesthetics and Architecture Somaesthetics and Biopolitics Somaesthetics and Religious Practices Book Proposals: Please send book proposals to the series editor: Richard Shusterman:

Editorial Board

Series Editor Richard Shusterman, Florida Atlantic University, USA Editorial Board Roger Ames, University of Hawaii, USA Else Marie Bukdahl, University of Aalborg, Denmark Pradeep Dhillon, University of Illinois, USA David Elliot, New York University, USA Peng Feng, Beijing University, China Mathias Girel, Ecole Normale Supérieure (Paris), France Kristina Höök, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden Mark Johnson, University of Oregon, USA Leszek Koczanowicz, University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Wroclaw Campus, Poland Hans-Peter Krüger, University of Potsdam, Germany Bryan Turner, The City University of New York, USA Eva Kit Wah Man, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong Krystyna Wilkoszewksa, Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland