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Телесность как маркер взросления: культурсоциологический анализ нарративов молодых людей

The article provides results of a study concerning how the teenagers treat their bodies during the transition to adulthood seen as a testing period. At this stage the body is a test field. Teenagers try to change their body: they start doing sports, drinking alcohol, smoking et cet. Their body is an experimental ground; moreover, the body is rapidly changing and needs to be explored. At the same time, the society is change-sensitive especially when it comes to deviations. Cultural sociology of the body helps analyzing body practices during the transition to adulthood. New implications shaping actions, strategies and choices may be found through studying body practices. A special attention should be paid to the analysis of transgressive events that play a substantial role during the transition to adulthood. Body boundaries expressed through transgression as well as binary oppositions describe the order that defines decision making, choices and life trajectories of young people.