The Body: Sociology, nature, and the body

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Taylor & Francis, 2004 - Body image - 320 pages
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This collection offers a uniquely comprehensive guide to the sociology of the body. With a strong historical scope and conceptual framework, it provides an indispensable reference for undergraduate and postgraduate students, and a robust source for scholars working in the area. The central focus is on understanding sociology through the body; what is often described as re-reading sociology in a 'more corporeal light'. This is an interdisciplinary process, drawing on history, feminism, cultural history, art history, anthropology, social psychology, philosophy, medical sociology and media and communications, as well as sociology. While this has been primarily a Western practice, The Body seeks to broaden the perspective to include references that draw on alternative cultural assumptions, beliefs and practices (including Japan, and South America.)
 

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Contents

A sociology of women
1
2l Bodily knowledge
52
Embodiment as a paradigm for anthropology
83
Sociological discourse and the body
120
understanding socialized
133
The undersocialised conception of the embodied agent
156
emotion and the somatization of social theory
175
The elusory body and social constructionist theory
193
interface of sociological
214
why the return of the repressed
254
tensions inside and outside
284
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