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A 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 Details

ISBN: 9781405167949
ISBN-10: 1405167947
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 154mm x 9mm)
Pages: 208
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


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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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