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Physical Being: A Theory for Corporeal Psychology / Edition 1

Physical Being: A Theory for Corporeal Psychology / Edition 1

by Rom Harre


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Body care has never before been so much a focus of public interest, nor have the ways we classify people by reference to their kind of body excited such political passions. This study is an attempt to build a comprehensive account of the roles our bodies play in our lives. Through a series of discussions Rome harre concludes that the roles the body plays in our lives are determined less by organic functioning than by cultural conventions and social meanings.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780631195054
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 07/27/1994
Edition description: Revised ed.
Pages: 280
Product dimensions: 6.04(w) x 9.01(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Rom Harre's numerous publications include The Explanation of Social Behaviour (with Paul Secord), Social Being, Personal Being, Varieties of Realism and, most recently, Pronouns and People with Peter Muhlhausler, also available from Blackwell Publishers.

Table of Contents

Part I: Metaphysics.1. Embodiment.

2. Body Kinds I: Categories and Characters.

3. Body Kinds II: Shapes and Temperaments.

4. The Experience of Embodiment I: Parts and States.

5. The Experience of Embodiment II: Feelings.

Part II: Evaluations.

6. Bodily Rights and Obligations.

7. Emotions of the Body.

8. Disease into Illness.

9. Body Cultivation.

10. The Body as a Locus of Social Control.

Part III: Meanings.

11. Corporeal Semantics.

12. Anthropographie.


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