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The Body : social process and cultural theory

Author: Mike Featherstone; Mike Hepworth; Bryan S Turner
Publisher: London ; Newbury Park, Calif. : SAGE Publications, 1991.
Series: Theory, culture & society (Unnumbered)
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This challenging volume reasserts the centrality of the body within social theory as a means to understanding the complex interrelations between nature, culture and society. The importance of a  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mike Featherstone; Mike Hepworth; Bryan S Turner
ISBN: 080398412X 9780803984127 0803984138 9780803984134
OCLC Number: 24901854
Description: vi, 408 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Recent developments in the theory of the body / Bryan S. Turner --
For a sociology of the body : an analytical review / Arthur W. Frank --
On human beings and their emotions : a process-sociological essay / Norbert Elias --
On the civilizing of appetite / Stephen Mennell --
The discourse of diet / Bryan S. Turner --
The body in consumer culture / Mike Featherstone --
The midlifestyle of 'George and Lynne' : notes on a popular strip / Mike Featherstone and Mike Hepworth --
Martial arts as a resource for liberal education : the case of Aikido / Donald N. Levine --
Bio-politics and social policy : Foucault's account of welfare / Martin Hewitt --
Genealogy and the body : Foucault/Deleuze/Nietzsche / Scott Lash --
The art of the body in the discourse of postmodernity / Roy Boyne --
Love's labour lost? A sociological view / Margareta Bertilsson --
Biographical boundaries : sociology and Marilyn Monroe / Graham McCann --
Carmen--
or the invention of a new feminine myth / Dick Pels and Aya Crébas --
The mask of ageing and the postmodern life course / Mike Featherstone and Mike Hepworth. (Cont.) Sociological discourse and the body / J.M. Berthelot.
Series Title: Theory, culture & society (Unnumbered)
Responsibility: edited by Mike Featherstone, Mike Hepworth, Bryan S. Turner.
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