Organizing Bodies: Policy, Institutions and Work

Organizing Bodies: Policy, Institutions and Work

by Linda McKie, Nick Watson
     
 
This has been a notable upsurge of interest in the body, both in terms of empirical and theoretical study and debate. Contributions to this book move these debates forward by considering a range of bodies as active in the social and economic processes of policy-making, institutions, and employment. Contributors consider the body as a site of agency, resistance, and

Overview

This has been a notable upsurge of interest in the body, both in terms of empirical and theoretical study and debate. Contributions to this book move these debates forward by considering a range of bodies as active in the social and economic processes of policy-making, institutions, and employment. Contributors consider the body as a site of agency, resistance, and compromise and reflect upon the reluctance of sociology to engage with the body and notions of embodiment.

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One of four volumes of papers from the April 1998 annual meeting of the British Sociological Association in Edinburgh, which was devoted to various perspectives on the human body. The 12 essays here explore such topics as work and the body in resuscitation units of US hospitals; women, biology, and work; citizenship in local politics; housing and social policy; the disembodied design of residential institutions; the notion of the body's double skin; and the Grand Prix motor racing. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312234768
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
11/28/2000
Pages:
246
Product dimensions:
5.74(w) x 8.88(h) x 0.82(d)

Meet the Author

Linda McKie is Research Professor, Sociology, Glasgow Caledonian University.

Nick Watson is Lecturer in Health Promotion, University of Edinburgh.

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