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Regulating bodies : essays in medical sociology

Author: Bryan S Turner
Publisher: London, England ; New York, N.Y. : Routledge, 1992.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Bryan Turner is the key figure in the sociological debate about the body. In this book he shows how his thinking on the subject has developed and why sociologist's must take the body seriously.

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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Bryan S Turner
ISBN: 0415069637 9780415069632 0415082641 9780415082648
OCLC Number: 26095957
Description: viii, 280 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Author's preface: towards the somatic society --
pt. I. Discovering bodies. 1. The body question: recent developments in social theory. 2. The absent body in structuration theory. 3. Reflections on the epistemology of the hand --
pt. II. Medical sociology. 4. The interdisciplinary curriculum: from social medicine to postmodernism. 5. The body and medical sociology --
pt. III. Regimes of regulation. 6. The government of the body: medical regimens and the rationalization of diet. 7. The anatomy lesson: a note on the Merton thesis. 8. The talking disease: Hilda Bruch and anorexia nervosa --
Conclusion: Theory and epistemology of the body: an interview with Richard Fardon --
Appendix: Bryan S. Turner's publications on the sociology of the body and medical sociology.
Responsibility: Bryan S. Turner.
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"Turner is without doubt the best sociologist writing about the body in the world today. He always has something to say, and says it with clarity . . . Original, lively and powerful."-Roy Porter, Read more...

 
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