The Body and Society

The Body and Society
Author : Bryan S Turner
Publisher : SAGE
Total Pages : 285
Release : 2008-05-06
ISBN 10 : 9781412929868
ISBN 13 : 1412929865
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Body and Society Book Description:

This is a fully revised edition of a book that may fairly claim to have re-opened the sociology of the body as a legitimate area of enquiry. The book provides an unparalleled guide to all aspects of the sociology of the body. Each chapter has been revised and updated and the book contains new material that reflects changes in the field since the last edition. In particular, Turner's developing position on the centrality of vulnerability. Assured and innovative, this book provides the most authoritative statement of work on the sociology of the body by what many experts regard to be the leading writer in the field.

The Body and Society

The Body and Society
Author : Peter Brown
Publisher : Columbia Classics in Religion
Total Pages : 504
Release : 2008
ISBN 10 : 0231144075
ISBN 13 : 9780231144070
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Body and Society Book Description:

First published in 1988, Peter Brown's The Body and Society was a groundbreaking study of the marriage and sexual practices of early Christians in the ancient Mediterranean and Near East. Brown focuses on the practice of permanent sexual renunciation-continence, celibacy, and lifelong virginity-in Christian circles from the first to the fifth centuries A.D. and traces early Christians' preoccupations with sexuality and the body in the work of the period's great writers. The Body and Society questions how theological views on sexuality and the human body both mirrored and shaped relationships between men and women, Roman aristocracy and slaves, and the married and the celibate. Brown discusses Tertullian, Valentinus, Clement of Alexandria, Origen, Constantine, the Desert Fathers, Jerome, Ambrose, and Augustine, among others, and considers asceticism and society in the Eastern Empire, martyrdom and prophecy, gnostic spiritual guidance, promiscuity among the men and women of the church, monks and marriage in Egypt, the ascetic life of women in fourth-century Jerusalem, and the body and society in the early Middle Ages. In his new introduction, Brown reflects on his work's reception in the scholarly community.

The Body and Social Theory

The Body and Social Theory
Author : Chris Shilling
Publisher : SAGE
Total Pages : 336
Release : 2012-08-16
ISBN 10 : 9781446268810
ISBN 13 : 1446268810
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Body and Social Theory Book Description:

"Great to have a new edition - this is essential reading and provides a clear, accessible yet original overview of social theory and the body." - Sarah Nettleton, University of York "Lucidly argued and accessibly written, this book avoids the pitfalls of either too much naturalism or too much social constructivism. It is a book with something for everyone, from the classics in social theory on the body to contemporary bodily phenomena like genetics, body modification, and cultural anxieties about death." - Kathy Davis, Utrecht University Unrivalled in its clarity and coverage, this sparkling new edition of Chris Shilling's classic text is a masterful account of the emergence and development of body matters in sociology and related disciplines. A timely, well reasoned response to current concerns and controversies across the globe, it provides chapter-by-chapter coverage of the major theories, approaches and studies conducted in the field. Each chapter has been revised and updated, with new discussions of 'actor-network theory', bodywork, pragmatism, the global resurgence of religious identities, 'new genetics', biological citizenship, neuroscience, and figurations of the living and dead. Packed full of critical analysis and relevant empirical studies the book engages with the major classical and contemporary theories within body studies including the: naturalistic, interactionist, constructionist, feminist, structuralist, phenomenological, and realist. Original, logical and indispensable this is a must-have title for students and researchers engaged with the study of the body.

Body and society

Body and society
Author :
Publisher :
Total Pages :
Release :
ISBN 10 : OCLC:809703193
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Body and society Book Description:

The Body in Culture Technology and Society

The Body in Culture  Technology and Society
Author : Chris Shilling
Publisher : SAGE
Total Pages : 256
Release : 2004-12-02
ISBN 10 : 9781412933476
ISBN 13 : 1412933471
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Body in Culture Technology and Society Book Description:

'Once in a while a manuscript stops you in your tracks... What we are offered here is no recovering of old ground but a step change in perspectives on "body matters" that is both innovative and of fundamental importance to anyone working on this sociological terrain...This text is groundbreaking and simply has to be read' - Acta Sociologica 'This is Shilling at his creative best...these are seminal observations of the classical theories drawn together as never before. Moreover, as a framework [this monograph] provides a genuinely new and fertile way of reconsidering not just classical sociology but contemporary forms as well' - Sport, Education & Society 'This is a comprehensive, theoretically sophisticated, and ambitious treatise on the body that draws from, and applies, both classical and contemporary sociological theory in a manner that is innovative and thought-provoking. This book is engaging and thought-provoking, but Shilling's greatest achievement is his ability to illustrate the importance and continued relevance of classical and contemporary sociological theory to real world concerns. It is a book worthy of widespread attention. It reinvigorated my interest in the sociological classics and contained countless nuggets of interesting information that led me to conclude that it would be a worthy book to recommend to a broad sociological audience' - Teaching Sociology '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' - Theory & Psychology 'This is an impressive book by one of the leading social theorists working in the field of body studies. It provides a critical summation of theoretical and substantive work in the field to date, while also presenting a powerful argument for a corporeal realism in which the body is both generative of the emergent properties of social structure and a location of their effects. Its scope and originality make it a key point of reference for students and academics in body studies and in the social and cultural sciences more generally' - Ian Burkitt, Reader in Social Science, University of Bradford 'Chris Shilling is as always a lucid guide through the dense thickets of the "sociology of the body", and his chapters on the fields of work, sport, eating, music and technology brilliantly show how abstract theoretical debates relate to the real world of people's lives' - Professor Stephen Mennell, University College Dublin 'What I find very useful and without any doubt valuable, not only in Shilling's The Body in Culture, Technology and Society but in his work in general, is the breadth and profoundness of his discussion about the body...the style Shilling maintains is crucial for further development of the sociology of the body as a discipline, for it provides us with a rich intellectual environment about the body' - Sociology 'For any colleague wanting to have a clear idea of how studies of the body can be empirically grounded as well as theoretically 'rich', Chris Shilling's The Body in Culture, Technology and Society , is the book to read. To my mind it offers the best account thus far of not only how social action is embodied and must be recognised as such but also of how social structures condition and shape embodied subjects in a variety of social arenas... This is wonderful insightful 'stuff' – the ideas and intricate thoughts of a scholar such as Shilling who has been immersed in thinking about the complexities of the body in society as well as sociology for a number of years' - Sociology of Health and Illness This is a milestone in the sociology of the body. The book offers the most comprehensive overview of the field to date and an innovative framework for the analysis of embodiment. It is founded on a revised view of the relation of classical works to the body. It argues that the body should be read as a multi-dimensional medium for the constitution of society. Upon this foundation, the author constructs a series of analyses of the body and the economy, culture, sociality, work, sport, music, food and technology.

The Body and Social Theory

The Body and Social Theory
Author : Chris Shilling
Publisher : SAGE
Total Pages : 313
Release : 2012-08-16
ISBN 10 : 9780857025333
ISBN 13 : 0857025333
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Body and Social Theory Book Description:

Unrivalled in its clarity and coverage, this sparkling new edition of Chris Shilling’s classic text is a masterful account of the emergence and development of body matters in sociology and related disciplines. A timely, well reasoned response to current concerns and controversies across the globe, the Third Edition of The Body and Social Theory has been revised and updated, with new discussions of ‘action network theory’, bodywork, pragmatism, the global resurgence of religious identities, ‘new genetics’, biological citizenship, and figurations of the living and dead.

Ageing The Body and Social Change

Ageing  The Body and Social Change
Author : E. Tulle
Publisher : Springer
Total Pages : 181
Release : 2008-07-10
ISBN 10 : 9780230227637
ISBN 13 : 0230227635
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ageing The Body and Social Change Book Description:

The book explores the relationship between embodiment and the production of the key structures which frame agency to map out potential for social change. It uses modalities of ageing embodiment in the context of sport participation in later life, specifically Master athletics, including barriers, opportunities and physiological dimensions.

Mind Body and Society

Mind  Body  and Society
Author : University of Calcutta. Department of History
Publisher :
Total Pages : 486
Release : 1995
ISBN 10 : UOM:39015041083398
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mind Body and Society Book Description:

Contributed papers of series of lectures and seminars organized by the Department of History, Presidency College and Calcutta University, on the occasion of the birth centenary of Prof. Kuruvila Zachariah.

Acting Bodies and Social Networks

Acting Bodies and Social Networks
Author : Bianca Maria Pirani
Publisher : University Press of America
Total Pages : 438
Release : 2009-12-15
ISBN 10 : 9780761849988
ISBN 13 : 076184998X
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Acting Bodies and Social Networks Book Description:

This book analyzes the complex interactions of body, mind and microelectronic technologies. Internationally renowned scholars look into the nature of the mind - a combination of thought, perception, emotion, will and imagination - as well as the ever-increasing impact and complexity of microelectronic technologies.

The Making of the Modern Body

The Making of the Modern Body
Author : Catherine Gallagher
Publisher : Univ of California Press
Total Pages : 242
Release : 1986
ISBN 10 : 9780520059610
ISBN 13 : 0520059611
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Making of the Modern Body Book Description:

Scholars have only recently discovered that the human body itself has a history. Not only has it been perceived, interpreted, and represented differently in different epochs, but it has also been lived differently, brought into being within widely dissimilar material cultures, subjected to various technologies and means of control, and incorporated into different rhythms of production and consumption, pleasure and pain. The eight articles in this volume support, supplement, and explore the significance of these insights. They belong to a new historical endeavor that derives partly from the crossing of historical with anthropological investigations, partly from social historians' deepening interest in culture, partly from the thematization of the body in modern philosophy (especially phenomenology), and partly from the emphasis on gender, sexuality, and women's history that large numbers of feminist scholars have brought to all disciplines.