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The Social Body : Habit, Identity and Desire - Nick Crossley

The Social Body

Habit, Identity and Desire

Paperback Published: 1st March 2001
ISBN: 9780761966401
Number Of Pages: 176

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This book explores both the embodied nature of social life and the social nature of human bodily life. It provides an accessible review of the contemporary social science debates on the body, and develops a coherent new perspective.

Nick Crossley critically reviews the literature on mind and body, and also on the body and society. He draws on theoretical insights from the work of Gilbert Ryle, Maurice Merleau-Ponty, George Herbert Mead and Pierre Bourdieu, and shows how the work of these writers overlaps in interesting and important ways which, when combined, provide the basis for a persuasive and robust account of human embodiment.

The Social Body provides a timely review of the theoretical approaches to the sociology of the body. It offers new insights, and a coherent new perspective on the body.

Mind-Body Dualism
Investigating Descartes' Ghost
All in the Brain?
A Popular False Start
Beyond Dualism
Exorcising Descartes' Ghost
Meaning, Action and Desire
A Preliminary Sketch of Embodied Agency
Habitus, Capital and Field
Embodiment in Bourdieu's Theory of Practice
Habit, Incorporation and the Corporeal Schema
Reflexive Embodiment
Being, Having and Difference
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ISBN: 9780761966401
ISBN-10: 0761966404
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 176
Published: 1st March 2001
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.11 x 15.75  x 1.04
Weight (kg): 0.27