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.
|Investigating Descartes' Ghost|
|All in the Brain?|
|A Popular False Start|
|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|
|Being, Having and Difference|
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Number Of Pages: 176
Published: 1st March 2001
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.88 x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.27