Key Concepts in Body and Society (Sage Key Concepts Series)

Key Concepts in Body and Society (Sage Key Concepts Series)

By: Kate Cregan (author)Paperback

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This book provides a clear, focused road map to the study of the body in society. It defines, explains and applies core topics relating to the human body demonstrating how we approach it as a social phenomenon. Each concept: * Includes an easy to understand definition * Provides real-world examples * Gives suggestions for further reading * Is carefully cross-referenced to other related concepts Written to meet the needs of the modern student this book offers the basic materials, tools and guidance needed study and write about the body.

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About Author

Kate Cregan is the author of Global Childhoods: Issues and Debates (SAGE, 2014), Key Concepts in Body and Society (SAGE, 2012), Sociology of the Body: Mapping the Abstraction of Embodiment (SAGE, 2006) and The Theatre of the Body: Staging Death and Embodying Life in Early Modern London (Brepols, 2009). The majority of her writing and research is based around understandings of the embodiment across time, space and culture-with particular reference to medical interpretations of the body, medical technologies and the representation in images of the body. Two of her allied interests are ethics (human, social and research) and writing pedagogies, in particular how becoming a writer informs the process of becoming a researcher. She has extensive experience teaching and researching in the humanities and social sciences and recently has co-ordinated the teaching of ethics to medical students across the five years of a medical degree. Currently, she is a senior lecturer in sociology in the School of Political and Social Inquiry, and she runs the interdisciplinary Graduate Researchers in Print writing program in the Faculty of Arts, Monash University, Melbourne.


Ageing and Childhood Anorexia/Bulimia/Obesity Appearance and Beauty Civilizing Processes Class/Caste Clothing Colonialism/Post-Colonialism Consumption Cyborgs Death and Dying Difference Disability/Ability Discourse Dualism Emotion Feminism Food and Eating Gender/Sex Genetics Gesture and Habits Habitus Health and Illness Identity Media and Representation Medicine and Science Modification/Dysmorphias Nature/Culture Pain Performativity Phenomenology Power Private/Public Psychoanalysis Queer Race and Ethnicity Religion Reproduction Sexuality Sport Technology Violence Work Youth Glossary

Product Details

  • publication date: 05/09/2012
  • ISBN13: 9781847875440
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 224
  • ID: 9781847875440
  • weight: 277
  • ISBN10: 1847875440

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