The Social Body: Habit, Identity and Desire

The Social Body: Habit, Identity and Desire

by Nick Crossley
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0761966404

ISBN-13: 9780761966401

Pub. Date: 05/01/2001

Publisher: SAGE Publications

This book explores both the embodied nature of social life and the social nature of human bodily life. It provides an accessible review of the contemporary social science debates on the body, and develops a coherent new perspective.

Nick Crossley critically reviews the literature on mind and body, and also on the body and society. He draws on theoretical insights

Overview

This book explores both the embodied nature of social life and the social nature of human bodily life. It provides an accessible review of the contemporary social science debates on the body, and develops a coherent new perspective.

Nick Crossley critically reviews the literature on mind and body, and also on the body and society. He draws on theoretical insights from the work of Gilbert Ryle, Maurice Merleau-Ponty, George Herbert Mead and Pierre Bourdieu, and shows how the work of these writers overlaps in interesting and important ways which, when combined, provide the basis for a persuasive and robust account of human embodiment.

The Social Body provides a timely review of the theoretical approach

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761966401
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
05/01/2001
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
180
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.38(d)

Table of Contents

Mind-Body Dualism
Investigating Descartes' Ghost
All in the Brain?
A Popular False Start
Beyond Dualism
Exorcising Descartes' Ghost
Meaning, Action and Desire
A Preliminary Sketch of Embodied Agency
Habitus, Capital and Field
Embodiment in Bourdieu's Theory of Practice
Habit, Incorporation and the Corporeal Schema
Reflexive Embodiment
Being, Having and Difference

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