The Social Body: Habit, Identity and Desire

The Social Body: Habit, Identity and Desire

by Nick Crossley
     
 

ISBN-10: 0761966390

ISBN-13: 9780761966395

Pub. Date: 05/01/2001

Publisher: SAGE Publications

"This book examines key questions regarding human embodiment. It explores both the corporeal nature of social life and the social nature of the human body. The book is essential reading for anybody who has an interest in questions of embodiment and the place of 'the body' in social scientific thought. It will be of interest to new students in the area and the more…  See more details below

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"This book examines key questions regarding human embodiment. It explores both the corporeal nature of social life and the social nature of the human body. The book is essential reading for anybody who has an interest in questions of embodiment and the place of 'the body' in social scientific thought. It will be of interest to new students in the area and the more established research community alike."--BOOK JACKET.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761966395
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
05/01/2001
Pages:
180
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.44(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
1Introduction1
2Mind-Body Dualism: Investigating Descartes' Ghost8
3All in the Brain? A Popular False Start22
4Beyond Dualism: Exorcising Descartes' Ghost38
5Meaning, Action and Desire: A Preliminary Sketch of Embodied Agency62
6Habitus, Capital and Field: Embodiment in Bourdieu's Theory of Practice91
7Habit, Incorporation and the Corporeal Schema120
8Reflexive Embodiment: Being, Having and Difference140
Afterword: Embodied Agency and the Theory of Practice161
Bibliography163
Index168

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