Retrospect, Progress and Prospects
Edited by Chris Shilling
Embodying Sociology by Chris Shilling
Book DescriptionA study of 'the body' - one of the fastest growing, most influential, and most contested subjects in the social sciences and humanities. * Includes cutting edge contributions from Europe, America and Asia * Brings together a series of theoretical, methodological and empirical analyses by leading international exponents of body studies * Explores the structural, interactional and phenomenological features of human embodiment * Connects the concerns of classical sociologists to new advances in social theory, anthropology, feminism and social research * Introduces the study of 'body pedagogics' * Takes the sociological study of the body in an exciting new direction and opens up new horizons for the sociological imagination
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781405167949
(228mm x 154mm x 9mm)
Imprint: Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 4-Apr-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Chris Shilling
Body: A Very Short Introduction, Paperback (January 2016)
In this Very Short Introduction Chris Shilling considers the social significance of the human body, and the importance of the body to individual and collective identities. He examines how bodies not only shape but are shaped by the social, cultural, and material contexts in which humans live.
Body and Social Theory, Paperback (September 2012)
An agenda setting new edition of a classic text. Chris is a leading authority in body studies and this comprehensive text provides chapter-by-chapter coverage of the major theories, approaches and studies.
Body in Culture, Technology and Society, Paperback (December 2004)View all books by Chris Shilling
Shilling offers the most comprehensive overview of the field to date and an innovative framework for the analysis of embodiment, founded on a revised view of the relation of classical works to the body. Shilling believes the body should be read as a multi-dimensional medium for the constitution of society.
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Author Biography - Chris Shilling
Chris Shilling is Professor of Sociology at the University of Portsmouth. He has written extensively on the subject of embodiment, and on sociological and social theory, and his publications include The Body in Culture, Technology & Society (2005), The Body in Social Theory (2nd edition, 2003), The Sociological Ambition (co-authored with P.A. Mellor), and Re-forming the Body (co-authored with P.A. Mellor). He is currently writing a monograph entitled Changing Bodies and is coordinator of the International Body Pedagagics Project.
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