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The sociology of the body : mapping the abstraction of embodiment

Author: Kate Cregan
Publisher: London : SAGE, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This lucid and authoritative text: Provides a critical evaluation of the work of Elias, Aries, Foucault, Bourdieu, Mary Douglas, Kristeva, Butler, Haraway and Bordo; Guides the reader through the inter-disciplinary influence of these ideas; Gives a clear and compelling analysis of the significance of the 'turn' towards the body; Helps to understand the complex way in which embodiment is formed across different  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Cregan, Kate.
Sociology of the body.
London : SAGE, 2006
(OCoLC)765778179
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Kate Cregan
ISBN: 0761940235 9780761940234 0761940243 9780761940241
OCLC Number: 62177866
Description: xi, 212 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: 'Manners maketh the man' : social norms and customary control --
Regimes and institutions : authority and delimited control --
Place and space : habitus and social control --
Blood, bile and phlegm : ritual bodies and boundaries that blur --
Mind over matter : psychoanalysis and 'putting on' the body --
Technoscience : remodelling and redefining boundaries --
The social subject : life-experiences, lifestyles and life-stages.
Responsibility: Kate Cregan.
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Through an analysis, this book contextualizes the work of the key theorists and texts that have been influential in refocusing our gaze on human embodiment. It provides a critical evaluation of the  Read more...

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