Embodying Sociology Retrospect, Progress and Prospects

Heftet / 2007 / Engelsk

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9781405167949
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2007
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Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
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06, P
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Engelsk
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208
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228 mm
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Embodying Sociology Retrospect, Progress and Prospects

Heftet / 2007 / Engelsk
A study of `the body' - one of the fastest growing, most influential, and most contested subjects in the social sciences and humanities. Includes cutting edge contributions from Europe, America and Asia Brings together a series of theoretical, methodological and empirical analyses by leading international exponents of body studies Explores the structural, interactional and phenomenological features of human embodiment Connects the concerns of classical sociologists to new advances in social theory, anthropology, feminism and social research Introduces the study of `body pedagogics' Takes the sociological study of the body in an exciting new direction and opens up new horizons for the sociological imagination
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Reflecting developments in consumer culture, medical technology, identity politics, ecological awareness, genetic engineering and bio-politics, 'the body' has become one of the fastest growing, most influential, and most contested subjects in the social sciences and humanities.
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1. Sociology and the Body: Classical Traditions and New Agendas: Chris Shilling (University of Portsmouth). 2. Culture, Technologies and Bodies: the Technological Utopia of Living Forever: Bryan S. Turner (Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore). 3. Somatic Elements in Social Conflict: Donald N. Levine (The University of Chicago, USA). 4. Reclaiming Women's Bodies: Colonialist trope or critical epistemology?: Kathy Davis (Utrecht University, The Netherlands). 5. Fieldwork Embodied: Judith Okely (Hull University and Oxford University). 6. Researching Embodiment By Way of `Body Techniques': Nick Crossley (University of Manchester). 7. Breathing Like A Soldier: Culture Incarnate: Brian Lande (University of California-Berkeley, USA). 8. Listening to the Dancer's Body: Anna Aalten (University of Amsterdam). 9. Embodied Knowledge in Glassblowing: The Experience of Meaning and the Struggle Towards Proficiency: Erin O'Connor (New School for Social Research, New York City, USA). 10. Vulnerable/Dangerous Bodies? The Trials and Tribulations of Sleep: Simon J. Williams (University of Warwick). Notes on Contributors. Name Index. Subject Index.
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?I found this volume extremely motivating. The broad scope for embodying sociology is well represented through the range of contributions, and the vast possibilities for future work in this area are highlighted.? ( Medical Sociology , July 2008)
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Chris Shilling is Professor of Sociology at the University of Portsmouth. He has written extensively on the subject of embodiment, and on sociological and social theory, and his publications include The Body in Culture, Technology & Society (2005), The Body in Social Theory (2nd edition, 2003), The Sociological Ambition (co-authored with P.A. Mellor), and Re-forming the Body (co-authored with P.A. Mellor). He is currently writing a monograph entitled Changing Bodies and is coordinator of the International Body Pedagagics Project.
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ISBN13
9781405167949
Publisert
2007
Utgiver
Vendor
Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
Aldersnivå
06, P
Språk
Product language
Engelsk
Format
Product format
Heftet
Sider
208
Vekt
260 gr
Høyde
228 mm
Bredde
160 mm
Tykkelse
9 mm
Se alle
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