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The body & society : explorations in social theory

Author: Bryan S Turner
Publisher: Los Angeles : SAGE, 2008.
Series: Theory, culture & society (Unnumbered)
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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In a series of chapters, Bryan S. Turner explores various approaches to the body which sociologists have generally neglected, including the phenomenology of Merleau-Ponty and Feuerbach's work on sensualism. This edition reflects Turner's developing position on the centrality of vulnerability.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Turner, Bryan S.
Body & society.
Los Angeles : SAGE, 2008
(DLC) 2007933009
(OCoLC)183148710
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Bryan S Turner
ISBN: 9781849205412 1849205418 9781446214329 144621432X
OCLC Number: 436076955
Notes: Previous edition: 1996.
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (x, 285 pages).
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: The mode of desire --
Sociology and the body --
The body and religion --
Bodily order --
Eve's body --
The end of patriarchy? --
The disciplines --
Government of the body --
Disease and disorder --
Ontology of difference --
Bodies in motion --
The body and boredom --
Vulnerability and values.
Series Title: Theory, culture & society (Unnumbered)
Other Titles: Body and society
Responsibility: Bryan S. Turner.

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