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Sociology of the Body: Mapping the Abstraction of Embodiment

by Kate Cregan SAGE Publications Ltd
Pub Date:
03/2006
ISBN:
9780761940241
Format:
Pbk 224 pages
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AU$116.00 NZ$120.87
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Over the last 20 years, the social sciences have witnessed a remarkable inter-disciplinary surge of interest in the body. The latter is now recognized as a core concept and is the subject of intensive study at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. But how can we map this work? What are the contributions and differences of the various approaches?

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 social formations''
''Clearly organized and powerfully expressed the book provides the best available guide to the `turn to the body' in the social sciences.''

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

Kate Cregan Globalism Institute, RMIT University