The Body and Social Theory
Praise for the First Edition:
`Essential to any collection of work on the body, health and illness, or social theory' - Choice
`Sophisticated … and acutely perceptive of the importance of the complex dialectic between social institutions, culture and biological conditions' - Times Higher Education Supplement
`Chris Shilling has done us all a splendid service in bringing together and illustrating the tremendous diversity and richness of sociological thinking on the topic of human embodiment and its implications' - Sociological Review
This updated edition of the bestselling text retains all the strengths of the first edition. Chris Shilling: provides a critical survey of the field; demonstrates how developments in diet, sexuality, reproductive technology, genetic engineering and sports science have made the body a site for social alternatives and individual choices; and elucidates the practical uses of theory in striking and accessible ways.
In addition, new, original material: explores the latest feminist, phenomenological and action-oriented approaches to the body; examines the latest work on `body projects' and the relationship between the body and self-identity; and outlines a compelling theoretical framework that provides a radical basis for the consolidation of body studies.
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Review: The Body And Social TheoryUser Review - Michael Palkowski - Goodreads
A fantastic overview of the literature spanning sociological insight into the body up until 1993. In later editions (published in 2003) this becomes more expansive and erudite covering a plethora of topics and ideas. It's analysis on physical capital and embodiment is stunning. Read full review
Review: The Body And Social TheoryUser Review - Emily - Goodreads
Pretty nice outline of how the body relates to research in social theory. Recommended as a starting point. Read full review
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JSTOR: The Body and Social Theory.
The Body and Social Theory, by chris Shilling. Newbury Park, CA: Sage, 1993. 232 pp. $55.00 cloth. ISBN: 0-8039-8585-1. $19.95 paper. ...
Blackwell Synergy - Sociol Health & Illness, Volume 28 Issue 3 ...
To cite this article: Gillian Reynolds (2006) The Body and Social Theory Sociology of Health & Illness 28 (3) , 377–379 doi:10.1111/j.1467-9566.2006.00497b. ...
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dspace at RU: The body and social theory - Shilling,C
Title: The body and social theory - Shilling,C. Authors: Voestermans, P. Issue Date: 1996. Publisher: Sage science press. URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2066/ ...
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Staff › Professor Chris Shilling - School of Social Policy ...
‘Shilling’s book (like his earlier The Body and Social Theory) is crucial reading…a further valuable contribution in a field where he has provided so much. ...
www.kent.ac.uk/ sspssr/ staff/ academic/ shilling.html
THE BODY IN AND OUT OF SOCIAL THEORY
The Body and Social Theory. London and Newbury Park: Sage. Publications, esp. chapters 2-8. Porter, Roy. 1992. “The History of the Body. ...
sociology.berkeley.edu/ faculty/ wacquant/ syllabus/ soc202B_fall2001.pdf
THEOLOGY, SPIRITUALITY AND THE BODY Dr. Colleen M. Griffith TH785 ...
Shilling, Chris. “The Naturalistic Body,” in The Body and Social Theory. Shilling, Chris. “The Socially Constructed Body,” in The Body and Social Theory. ...
www.bc.edu/ schools/ stm/ irepm/ meta-elements/ pdf/ th785syl07.pdf
body and cultural geography
Shilling, Chris 1993 The body and social theory London Sage Publications, 1993. Sue Scott and David Morgan 1993 Body matters : essays on the sociology of ...
www.ucc.ie/ ucc/ depts/ geography/ stafhome/ denis/ body.htm
Bodies (The Men's Bibliography)
The Body and Social Theory. London: Sage. Suleiman, Susan. (ed.). The Female Body in Western Culture. Harvard University Press. Thompson, Denise. (1989). ...
University of Essex :: Course catalogue detail
Shilling, C (2003) The Body and Social Theory, London, Sage Publications. Shilling, C. (2005) The Body in Culture, Technology and Society. ...
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Theory & Psychology
this Shilling had done in The Body and Social Theory, the second edition. of which was published in 2003) in terms of the key theoretical approaches ...
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