Reframing the Body

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There has been a notable upsurge of interest in the body in empirical and theoretical study and debate. Contributions to this book move these debates forward by considering a range of bodies as active in their own construction in social and economic processes. The authors 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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Overview

There has been a notable upsurge of interest in the body in empirical and theoretical study and debate. Contributions to this book move these debates forward by considering a range of bodies as active in their own construction in social and economic processes. The authors 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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780333774489
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 10/28/2001
  • Series: Explorations in Sociology Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Pages: 269
  • Product dimensions: 5.48 (w) x 8.96 (h) x 0.92 (d)

Meet the Author

Nick Watson is Lecturer in Medical Sociology, Department of Nursing Studies, and Sarah Cunningham-Burley is Senior Lecturer in Medical Sociology, Department of Community Health Sciences, both at the University of Edinburgh.

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Table of Contents

Part I: Theoretical Reframings of the Body
• Bodies, Intellectuals and World Society—R.W. Connell
• Strong Worlds, Strong Minds, Strong Bodies: An Analysis of the Narrative Structure of Affirmatory Metaphors in Personal Development Programs—Ron Iphofen
• The Body and Society: Some Reflections of the Concepts of Impairment and Disability—Carol Thomas
• The Body in Death—Elizabeth Hallam, Jenny Hockey & Glennys Howarth
Part II: Institutions and Fashion at Work on the Body
• Incorporating Clinical Authority: A New Test For People with HIV—Kane Race
• Vampires and the Gendered Body—Milly Williamson
• Constructing the Balletic Body: The "Look", The Sylph, and the Performance of Gender Identity—Keryn Lavinia Carter
Part III: Bodies at the Gym
• The Bodybuilding Ethnophysiology Thesis—Lee Monaghan
• "Be What You Wanna": A Sense of Identity Down at the Local Gym—Lesley Fishwick
• Muscling in: Gender and Physicality in Weight Training Culture—Jenny Ryan
Part IV: Bodies on the Net
• Crossing Cyber Boundaries: Where is the Body Located in the Online Community?—Katie Ward
• Disembodies Cyber Co-Presence: The Art of Being There While Somewhere Else—G. Coates
• Life Around the Screen: Re-Framing Young People's Use of the Internet—Nick Bingham, Gill Valentine & Sarah Holloway

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