The Body in Qualitative Research

The Body in Qualitative Research

by John Richardson
     
 

ISBN-10: 1840145005

ISBN-13: 9781840145007

Pub. Date: 10/01/1998

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Limited

The three main themes of the book are representation (images and symbols which depict the body), regulation (the social control of bodies) and resistance (strategies which challenge doininant representation and regulation). These themes run through the various chaptcrs which span a wide spectrum of bodily topics.

The chapters deal not only with major issues such

Overview

The three main themes of the book are representation (images and symbols which depict the body), regulation (the social control of bodies) and resistance (strategies which challenge doininant representation and regulation). These themes run through the various chaptcrs which span a wide spectrum of bodily topics.

The chapters deal not only with major issues such as media images of male and female bodies, but also with neglected problems such as workplace bullying, unusual settings such as institutions for trainee clergy and exotica such as naturism and fetish practices. The topics range from the healthy and sporting - bodybuilding dubs and rugby culture - through to the health problems of Crohri's Disease sufferers and the self-harm practices of women in bail hostels. Also, the book sheds light on the aging process by including not just young people but also the older and increasingly assertive generation of "wrinkles."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781840145007
Publisher:
Ashgate Publishing, Limited
Publication date:
10/01/1998
Series:
Cardiff Papers in Qualitative Research Series
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
8.62(w) x 6.02(h) x 0.67(d)

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