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By Kate Cregan

ISBN-10: 0761940235

ISBN-13: 9780761940234

ISBN-10: 0761940243

ISBN-13: 9780761940241

"Through a provocative research, this e-book contextualizes, explicates and severely analyses the paintings of these key theorists and texts which were so much influential in refocusing our gaze on human embodiment. Upon this origin, the writer builds her personal certain theoretical framework in the direction of the research of embodiment. this can be a necessary addition to the sphere of physique studies."

- Chris Shilling, collage of Kent

Over the final two decades, the social sciences have witnessed a amazing inter-disciplinary surge of curiosity within the physique. The latter is now famous as a middle notion and is the topic of extensive research at undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. yet how will we map this paintings? What are the contributions and transformations of some of the methods? This lucid and authoritative text:

  • Provides a serious evaluate of the paintings of Elias, Aries, Foucault, Bourdieu, Mary Douglas, Kristeva, Butler, Haraway and Bordo.
  • Guides the reader throughout the inter-disciplinary impression of those ideas.
  • Gives a transparent and compelling research of the importance of the 'turn' in the direction of the body.
  • Explains the complicated method within which embodiment is shaped throughout diversified social formations.

Clearly geared up and powerfully expressed the publication presents the easiest to be had consultant to the 'turn to the physique' within the social sciences.

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