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Sociology of the Body: Mapping the Abstraction of Embodiment

by Kate Cregan SAGE Publications Ltd
Pub Date:
03/2006
ISBN:
9780761940234
Format:
Hbk 224 pages
Price:
AU$287.00 NZ$295.65
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`Through a provocative analysis, this book contextualizes, explicates and critically analyses the work of those key theorists and texts that have been most influential in refocusing our gaze on human embodiment. Upon this foundation, the author builds her own distinctive theoretical framework towards the analysis of embodiment. This is a valuable addition to the field of body studies'

PART ONE: OBJECT - THE REGULATED BODY 'Manners Maketh the Man' Social Norms and Customary Control Regimes and Institutions Authority and Delimited Control Place and Space Habitus and Social Control PART TWO: ABJECT - THE BOUNDED BODY Blood, Bile and Phlegm Ritual Bodies and Boundaries that Blur Mind over Matter Psychoanalysis and 'Putting On' the Body PART THREE: SUBJECT - THE BODY OF DIFFERENCE Technoscience Remodelling and Redefining Boundaries The Social Subject Life-Experiences, Lifestyles and Life-Stages

Ryal Melbourne Institute of Technology