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Changing Bodies

Changing Bodies

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Cutting edge text on the sociology of the body from one of the most popular and respected authors in the field today.
Introduction
Embodying Social Action
Embodying Social Research
Competing
Presenting
Moving
Ailing
Surviving
Believing
Conclusion
Where are we at with studies of Body & Society? What are the key accomplishments in the field? This book provides the clearest and most comprehensive account of work in this area to date.


Based on a novel theory of action it surveys the terrain by arguing that human identity, social relationships and moral figurations develop as a result of people living in and seeking to reach beyond the limits of their bodily being. From this starting point the author undertakes a series of studies on sport, transgenderism, migration, illness, survival and belief which illuminate the relationship between bodily change and action.



The book provides an unrivalled survey of theory and empirical research and explores the hitherto neglected tradition of American 'body studies'. Wide in scope, systematic and incisive the book represents a landmark addition to the field of studies in body and society.

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Autor: Chris Shilling
ISBN-13: 9781412908320
ISBN: 1412908329
Einband: Taschenbuch
Seiten: 0
Gewicht: 332 g
Format: 234x153x13 mm
Sprache: Englisch
Autor: Chris Shilling
Chris Shilling is Professor of Sociology in SSPSSR at the University of Kent at Canterbury, UK. Having completed a BA in Politics and an MA in Social and Political Thought at the University of Sussex, he was awarded his PhD in the Sociology of Education at The Open University. Growing increasingly dissatisfied with cognitive conceptions of agency and disembodied theories of social and cultural processes, his research and writing from the late 1980s has sought to contribute to the embodiment of sociology and sociological theory and to promote the interdisciplinary field of 'body studies.' He has lectured widely in Europe and North America, has written on embodiment in relation to a wide range of substantive issues (from religion, archaeology, sport, music and health and illness, to work, survival, technology and consumer culture) and his publicationshave been translated into a number of different languages. Chris Shilling's major books include Changing Bodies: Habit, Crisis and Creativity (Sage, 2008), Embodying Sociology: Retrospect, Progress and Prospects (editor, Blackwells, 2007), The Body in Culture, Technology and Society (Sage, 2005) and, with Philip A. Mellor, The Sociological Ambition (Sage, 2001) and Re-forming the Body. Religion, Community and Modernity (Sage, 1997). He is currently editor of The Sociological Review Monograph Series and is continuing to research and write on embodiment as a foundational grounding for social thought and social research.

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Autor: Chris Shilling
ISBN-13:: 9781412908320
ISBN: 1412908329
Erscheinungsjahr: 01.06.2008
Verlag: Sage Publications Ltd
Gewicht: 332g
Sprache: Englisch
Sonstiges: Taschenbuch, 234x153x13 mm