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Physical Being: A Theory for Corporeal Psychology

Physical Being: A Theory for Corporeal Psychology

Rom Harré

ISBN: 978-0-631-19505-4

Jul 1994, Wiley-Blackwell

280 pages

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$63.95

Description

Body care has never before been so much a focus of public interest, nor have the ways we classify people by reference to their kind of body excited such political passions. This study is an attempt to build a comprehensive account of the roles our bodies play in our lives. Through a series of discussions Rome harre concludes that the roles the body plays in our lives are determined less by organic functioning than by cultural conventions and social meanings.
Part I: Metaphysics.1. Embodiment.

2. Body Kinds I: Categories and Characters.

3. Body Kinds II: Shapes and Temperaments.

4. The Experience of Embodiment I: Parts and States.

5. The Experience of Embodiment II: Feelings.

Part II: Evaluations.

6. Bodily Rights and Obligations.

7. Emotions of the Body.

8. Disease into Illness.

9. Body Cultivation.

10. The Body as a Locus of Social Control.

Part III: Meanings.

11. Corporeal Semantics.

12. Anthropographie.

Index.

"A masterly guided tour. Harre surveys a wonderful range of attitudes and aspects of experience, from hysteria to embarrassment, from earnest body-building to corporal punishment, from Kretschmerian body-types to sexual differences."
Times Literary Supplement

"An intriguing and useful set of analyses"
Contemporary Psychology

* Aims to create a new `kind' of psychology, that of corporeal psychology.
* Distinctive in its analysis of how bodies are used and how they are talked about.
* Third part of a successful trilogy (following Social Being, 2nd edition, 1993, and Personal Being, 1983).
* Aims to create a new `kind' of psychology, that of corporeal psychology.
* Distinctive in its analysis of how bodies are used and how they are talked about.
* Third part of a successful trilogy (following Social Being, 2nd edition, 1993, and Personal Being, 1983).