Cahill, Spencer E. 2006. “Building Bodily Boundaries: Embodied Enactment and Experience.” In Body/Embodiment: Symbolic Interaction and the Sociology of the Body.

Cahill, Spencer E. 2006. “Building Bodily Boundaries: Embodied Enactment and Experience.” In Body/Embodiment: Symbolic Interaction and the Sociology of the Body, eds. Dennis Waskul and Phillip Vannini. Burlington, VT: Ashgate. Pgs. 69-82.

Private and public bodies – ones considered appropriate for interactions, others to be shamed and hidden – often related to class status, propriety. Nudity as untamed, uncivilized. Exposure as barbaric. Elimination of bodily functions and repressions, into private places. Language works to obscure these unclean processes   – bathroom instead of toilet.

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