Names, Bodies and Identities

@article{Pilcher2016NamesBA,
  title={Names, Bodies and Identities},
  author={Jane Pilcher},
  journal={Sociology},
  year={2016},
  volume={50},
  pages={764 - 779}
}
  • J. Pilcher
  • Published 1 August 2016
  • Sociology, Philosophy
  • Sociology
In this article, I argue that the emerging field of the sociology of naming should recognize the fundamental importance of bodies in the range of social practices through which individuals come to have, and to be identified by, names. I introduce the concept of ‘embodied named identity’ to describe the outcome of identificatory practices of naming fundamentally orientated around and rooted in the body. I argue that the concept addresses the neglect of the body within the sociology of names and… 
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