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Discourse, the body, and identity

Author: Justine Coupland; Richard Gwyn
Publisher: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2003.
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Integrating recent studies by leading researchers in sociology, sociolinguistics, social psychology and cultural theory, this book addresses how humans interact with their bodies and represent themselves and their relationships in bodily terms.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Justine Coupland; Richard Gwyn
ISBN: 0333969006 9780333969007
OCLC Number: 50123403
Description: xii, 276 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction / Justine Coupland, Richard Gwyn --
The Body as an Interactional Resource --
The Body in Action / Charles Goodwin --
Transcending the Object in Embodied Interaction / Jon Hindmarsh, Christian Heath --
Flirting / Alan Radley --
Ideological Representations of the Body --
Ageing Bodies: Aged by Culture / Mike Hepworth --
Tales of Outrage and the Everyday: Fear of Crime and Bodies at Risk / Marian Tulloch, John Tulloch --
Ageist Ideology and Discourses of Control in Skincare Product Marketing / Justine Coupland --
Talking Bodies: Invoking the Ideal in the BBC Naked Programme / Adam Jaworski --
Bodies Exposed: A Cross-cultural Semiotic Comparison of the 'Saunaland' in Germany and Britain / Ulrike Hanna Meinhof --
The Body, Pathology and Constructions of Selfhood --
Processes of Refiguration: Shifting Identities in Cancer Narratives / Richard Gwyn --
The Statistical Body / Kathleen Woodward --
'I am Normal on the Net': Disability, Computerised Communication Technologies and the Embodied Self / Deborah Lupton, Wendy Seymour.
Responsibility: edited by Justine Coupland and Richard Gwyn.
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The "body" and "discourse" seem diametrically opposed, but we interact with our bodies and represent ourselves and our relationships in bodily terms. This volume integrates studies by leading  Read more...

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