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Body in Culture, Technology and Society

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ISBN-10: 0761971246

ISBN-13: 9780761971245

Edition: 2005

Authors: Chris Shilling

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This work offers a comprehensive overview of the field of body studies and an innovative framework for the analysis of embodiment. It argues that the body should be read as a multi-dimensional medium for the constitution of society.
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Book details

Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Limited
Publication date: 12/23/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Chris Shilling is Professor of Sociology in SSPSSR at the University of Kent at Canterbury, UK. Having completed a BA in Politics and an MA in Social and Political Thought at the University of Sussex, he was awarded his PhD in the Sociology of Education at The Open University. Growing increasingly dissatisfied with cognitive conceptions of agency and disembodied theories of social and cultural processes, his research and writing from the late 1980s has sought to contribute to the embodiment of sociology and sociological theory and to promote the interdisciplinary field of 'body studies.' He has lectured widely in Europe and North America, has written on embodiment in relation to a wide…    

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