The Body: Social Process and Cultural Theory

The Body Social Process and Cultural Theory This challenging volume reasserts the centrality of the body within social theory as a means to understanding the complex interrelations between nature culture and society At a theoretical level the

  • Title: The Body: Social Process and Cultural Theory
  • Author: Mike Featherstone Mike Hepworth Bryan S. Turner
  • ISBN: 9780803984134
  • Page: 439
  • Format: Paperback
  • This challenging volume reasserts the centrality of the body within social theory as a means to understanding the complex interrelations between nature, culture and society At a theoretical level, the volume explores the origins of a social theory of the body in sources ranging from the work of Nietzsche to contemporary feminist theory The importance of a theoretical undThis challenging volume reasserts the centrality of the body within social theory as a means to understanding the complex interrelations between nature, culture and society At a theoretical level, the volume explores the origins of a social theory of the body in sources ranging from the work of Nietzsche to contemporary feminist theory The importance of a theoretical understanding of the body to social and cultural analysis of contemporary societies is demonstrated through specific case studies These range from the expression of the emotions, romantic love, dietary practice, consumer culture, fitness and beauty, to media images of women and sexuality.This wide ranging book draws in part on papers published in Theory,

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    1. From its very first issue Theory, Culture &b Society has been concerned to foster interest in the Sociology of the Body as one of the crucial instances of the complex interrelations of nature, culture and society. It is also important to stress that these chapters provide an excellent illustration of theoretical perspectives. Here we can refer to the various influences of Foucault, Nietzsche, Elias, Douglas, Horkheimer and Adorno, Mauss, Bourdieu, Baudrillard, Goffman and feminist theorist. [...]

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