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“I must say at the start that this is a most important and interesting collection which does much to advance the sociology of the body. I congratulate the editors for a fine achievement, and the editors of TCS for pioneering this new, and now much less secret, theorizing of the body and of the embodied self.” Contemporary Sociology “Both engrossing and challenging, the papers present to the reader an opportunity to examine in depth the significance of the human physique…. A thought provoking book.” Journal of Applied Rehabilitation Counseling For centuries the human body has been a long-established issue in anthropology. However, human embodiment is increasingly becoming the primary focus in sociology and cultural studies as a means to understanding the complex interrelations between nature, ...

Love's Labour Lost? A Sociological View
Love's labour lost? A sociological view
MargaretaBertilsson

Love is seldom regarded as a proper sociological topic, and traditionally it falls within the realm of the psychology of emotions. In this chapter I seek to illuminate the social aspects of love via a discussion of some of the major sociological theories.

If we review the status of love in social theory, it appears ...

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