• Summary
  • Contents
  • Subject index

“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, ...

The Body in Consumer Culture
The body in consumer culture
MikeFeatherstone

In his paper ‘The Discourse of Diet’, Bryan Turner (1982) drew attention to the role of dietary management in the production of docile, disciplined bodies. Concluding in a speculative vein, Turner (1982, p. 14) remarked that the emerging problem of ageing populations within late capitalist society has pushed ...

  • Loading...
locked icon

Sign in to access this content

Get a 30 day FREE TRIAL

  • Watch videos from a variety of sources bringing classroom topics to life
  • Read modern, diverse business cases
  • Explore hundreds of books and reference titles