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Embodying sociology : retrospect, progress and prospects

Author: Chris Shilling
Publisher: Malden, Mass. : Blackwell, 2007.
Series: Sociological review monographs
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1. publView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Chris Shilling
ISBN: 9781405167949 1405167947
OCLC Number: 237127965
Description: 169 Seiten : Illustrationen.
Contents: 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.
Series Title: Sociological review monographs
Responsibility: ed. by Chris Shilling.

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