Changing Bodies: Habit, Crisis and Creativity
  • Changing Bodies: Habit, Crisis and Creativity
  • Changing Bodies: Habit, Crisis and Creativity

Changing Bodies: Habit, Crisis and Creativity

by Chris Shilling
     
 

ISBN-10: 1412908329

ISBN-13: 9781412908320

Pub. Date: 07/01/2008

Publisher: SAGE Publications

Where are we at with studies of Body & Society? What are the key accomplishments in the field? This book provides the clearest and most comprehensive account of work in this area to date.

Featuring a series of studies on sport, transgenderism, migration, illness, survival and belief, it illuminates the relationship between bodily change and action. Chris

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Where are we at with studies of Body & Society? What are the key accomplishments in the field? This book provides the clearest and most comprehensive account of work in this area to date.

Featuring a series of studies on sport, transgenderism, migration, illness, survival and belief, it illuminates the relationship between bodily change and action. Chris Shilling's book provides an unrivalled survey of theory and empirical research and explores the hitherto neglected tradition of American 'body studies'.

Wide in scope, systematic and incisive the book represents a landmark addition to the field of studies in body and society.

'In this new book, Chris Shilling once again seeks to redefine the parameters of the sociology of the body. Drawing on the ideas of pragmatism and the social research of the Chicago school, Shilling analyses many of the contemporary crises and transitions that challenge embodied habit and character, concluding that in many cases embodied individuals find the creative capacity for transcendence of their current social and material contexts. This is essential reading for all those in search of a sophisticated theoretical and methodological basis for the study of embodied action that resists a simplistic 'inverted Cartesianism' - Dr Ian Burkitt, University of Bradford

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781412908320
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
07/01/2008
Series:
Published in association with Theory, Culture & Society Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
216
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
Embodying Social Action
Embodying Social Research
Competing
Presenting
Moving
Ailing
Surviving
Believing
Conclusion

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