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The body and social theory

Author: Chris Shilling
Publisher: London ; Thousand Oaks, Calif. : SAGE Publications, 2003.
Series: Theory, culture & society (Unnumbered)
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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This new, updated edition of the best-selling text provides a critical survey of the field; demonstrates how new developments in have made the body a site for social alternatives and individual  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Shilling, Chris.
Body and social theory.
London ; Thousand Oaks, Calif. : SAGE Publications, 2003
(OCoLC)606947802
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Chris Shilling
ISBN: 076194284X 9780761942849 0761942858 9780761942856
OCLC Number: 52049560
Description: x, 238 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Introduction --
2. The Body in Sociology --
3. The Naturalistic Body --
4. The Socially Constructed Body --
5. The Body and Social Inequalities --
6. The Body and Physical Capital --
7. The Civilized Body --
8. The Body, Self-Identity and Death --
9. Concluding Comments --
Afterword: Embodiment, Identity and Theory.
Series Title: Theory, culture & society (Unnumbered)
Responsibility: Chris Shilling.
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