Verkörperte Verstrickungen in „diesen Zeiten“ – Überlegungen zu Interkorporalität und sozialer Distanz

DOI: 10.61387/S.2021.1.3


Victoria Pitts-Taylor


The use of FaceTime and other technologies as a substitute for in-person caregiving at the end of life has become more common in pandemic times. Despite widespread reliance on technologically mediated experiences to alleviate social isolation and to connect people in moments of crisis and vulnerability, being on screen with another person is not equivalent to „really being there“. In this essay I consider social interaction with those at or near the end of life as a phenomenological concern, In part as a way to come to grips with my own expe- rience of the death of loved ones. The feeling of insufficiency I experienced using FaceTime to connect with a dying person in the ICU can be articulated through the language of social phenomenology, which describes intercorporeality as integral to direct social experience.


Social media, Embodied mind, Phenomenology, Intersubjectivity, Alfred Schutz


Veröffentlicht in: Sexuologie. Zeitschrift für Sexualmedizin, Sexualtherapie und Sexualwissenschaft. Band 28 • Jahr 2021 • Heft 1, Seiten 15-22

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