This chapter provides a description of the Developmental Theory of Embodiment. It begins with an explanation of the meaning and importance of studying embodiment and a description of a related research program. The second and third parts describe the theoretical results of the research, in particular: the Experience of Embodiment construct and the social factors that shape it according to the Developmental Theory of Embodiment. The chapter concludes with the stories of two young women, research participants, told by weaving the theoretical constructs into their body journeys.
Journeys of Embodiment at the Intersection of Body and Culture, The Developmental Theory of Embodiment, 2017, Pages 1-42,