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- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95
Bryan Turner is generally acknowledged to have been the key figure in opening up the sociological debate about the body. In this coruscating and fascinating book he shows how his thinking on the subject has developed and why sociologists must take the body seriously. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 59.95
We all have a body, but how does it impact upon our day to day life? This book sets out to explore how ordinary women, men and children talk about their bodies, through four central themes:- * physical and emotional bodies * illness and disability * gender * ageing. A coherent collection of such empirical research, The Body in Everyday Life provides... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 58.95
The Lived Body takes a fresh look at the notion of human embodiment and provides an ideal textbook for undergraduates on the growing number of courses on the sociology of the body. The authors propose a new approach - an 'Embodied Sociology' - one which makes embodiment central rather than peripheral. They critically examine the dualist legacies... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 39.95
Psychology has traditionally examined human experience from a realist perspective, focusing on observable 'facts'. This is especially so in areas of psychology which focus on the body, such as sexuality, madness or reproduction. In contrast, many sociologists, anthropologists and feminists have focused exclusively on the cultural and communicative... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 59.95
The question as to whether we are now entering a risk society has become a key debate in contemporary social theory. Risk and Technological Culture presents a critical discussion of the main theories of risk from Ulrich Becks foundational work to that of his contemporaries such as Anthony Giddens and Scott Lash and assesses the extent to which risk... more...
- Taylor and Francis 1993; US$ 61.95
Focusing on the sociological embodiment of various "social actors", the authors consider the subsequent links with the constraints of daily life i.e. the male body, female therapists, body builders, marital and sexual counsellors, sex workers. They present recent or new research findings on aspects of the body, variants from what is conventionally... more...
- McGraw-Hill Education 2005; US$ 47.00
Includes a summary and critical evaluation of research and understanding concerning the psychology of appearance; a review of the methodological challenges for researchers in this area; and, an overview of understanding of appearance-related concerns and distress in the general population and among those with acquired or congenital disfigurements. more...
- Pearson Education 2007; US$ 27.99
This is the eBook version of the printed book. If the print book includes a CD-ROM, this content is not included within the eBook version. What is an avatar? Why are there nearly a billion of them, and who is using them? Do avatars impact our real lives, or are they just video game conceits? Is an avatar an inspired rendering of its creator?s ... more...