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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, ...

Bio-Politics and Social Policy: Foucault's Account of Welfare
Bio-politics and social policy: Foucault's account of welfare
MartinHewitt
Introduction

At the close of Discipline and Punish Michel Foucault concludes that his book ‘must serve as a historical background to various studies of the power of normalisation and the formation of knowledge in modern society’. This ...

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