Forthcoming Series: Studies in Somaesthetics

Embodied Perspectives in Philosophy, the Arts and the Human Sciences 

 

Edited by Richard Shusterman,  Florida Atlantic University, USA

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.

 

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
Krystina Wilkoszewksa, Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland

 

Forthcoming titles:
Somaesthetics and Aesthetic Experience
Somaesthetics and Cuisine

Future books will be on such subjects as:
Somaesthetics and Literature
Somaesthetics and Caring
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: shuster1@fau.edu