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Author Turner, Bryan S.

Title The body & society : explorations in social theory / Bryan S. Turner
Edition Third edition
Published Los Angeles : SAGE, 2008
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Description 1 online resource (x, 285 pages)
Series Theory, culture & society
Theory, culture & society (Unnumbered)
Contents The mode of desire -- Sociology and the body -- The body and religion -- Bodily order -- Eve's body -- The end of patriarchy? -- The disciplines -- Government of the body -- Disease and disorder -- Ontology of difference -- Bodies in motion -- The body and boredom -- Vulnerability and values
Summary In a series of chapters, Bryan S. Turner explores various approaches to the body which sociologists have generally neglected, including the phenomenology of Merleau-Ponty and Feuerbach's work on sensualism. This edition reflects Turner's developing position on the centrality of vulnerability
Notes Previous edition: 1996
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-276) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Human body -- Social aspects.
Sex in popular culture.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 144621432X (ebook)
1849205418 (electronic bk.)
9781446214329 (ebook)
9781849205412 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles Body and society