The Body in Culture, Technology and Society

The Body in Culture, Technology and Society

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`This is an impressive book by one of the leading social theorists working in the field of body studies. It provides a critical summation of theoretical and substantive work in the field to date, while also presenting a powerful argument for a corporeal realism in which the body is both generative of the emergent properties of social structure and a location of their effects. Its scope and originality make it a key point of reference for students and academics in body studies and in the social and cultural sciences more generally' - Ian Burkitt, Reader in Social Science, University of Bradford `Chris Shilling is as always a lucid guide through the dense thickets of the "sociology of the body", and his chapters on the fields ...

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