Embodying Sociology: Retrospect, Progress and Prospects
June 2007, Wiley-Blackwell
- Includes cutting edge contributions from Europe, America and Asia
- Brings together a series of theoretical, methodological and empirical analyses by leading international exponents of body studies
- Explores the structural, interactional and phenomenological features of human embodiment
- Connects the concerns of classical sociologists to new advances in social theory, anthropology, feminism and social research
- Introduces the study of ‘body pedagogics’
- Takes the sociological study of the body in an exciting new direction and opens up new horizons for the sociological imagination
2. Culture, Technologies and Bodies: the Technological Utopia of Living Forever: Bryan S. Turner (Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore).
3. Somatic Elements in Social Conflict: Donald N. Levine (The University of Chicago, USA).
4. Reclaiming Women’s Bodies: Colonialist trope or critical epistemology?: Kathy Davis (Utrecht University, The Netherlands).
5. Fieldwork Embodied: Judith Okely (Hull University and Oxford University).
6. Researching Embodiment By Way of ‘Body Techniques’: Nick Crossley (University of Manchester).
7. Breathing Like A Soldier: Culture Incarnate: Brian Lande (University of California-Berkeley, USA).
8. Listening to the Dancer’s Body: Anna Aalten (University of Amsterdam).
9. Embodied Knowledge in Glassblowing: The Experience of Meaning and the Struggle Towards Proficiency: Erin O’Connor (New School for Social Research, New York City, USA).
10. Vulnerable/Dangerous Bodies? The Trials and Tribulations of Sleep: Simon J. Williams (University of Warwick).
Notes on Contributors.
- A study of ‘the body’ - one of the fastest growing, most influential, and most contested subjects in the social sciences and humanities
- Brings together a series of theoretical, methodological, and empirical analyses by leading international exponents of body studies
- Explores the structural, interactional, and phenomenological features of human embodiment
- Connects the concerns of classical sociologists to new advances in social theory, anthropology, feminism, and social research
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