The Social Body

Habit, Identity and Desire

by Crossley, Nick

Description
This book explores both the embodied nature of social life and the social nature of human bodily life. It provides an accessible review of the contemporary social science debates on the body, and develops a coherent new perspective.

Nick Crossley critically reviews the literature on mind and body, and also on the body and society. He draws on theoretical insights from the work of Gilbert Ryle, Maurice Merleau-Ponty, George Herbert Mead and Pierre Bourdieu, and shows how the work of these writers overlaps in interesting and important ways which, when combined, provide the basis for a persuasive and robust account of human embodiment.

The Social Body provides a timely review of the theoretical approach

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Bibliographic Information
  • Pub date: March 2001
  • English
  • 9781446266076 / 0761966404
  • United Kingdom
  • Primary Price: 29.99 GBP
  • Pages: 176
  • SAGE Publications / SAGE Publications Ltd
  • Readership: College - higher education
  • Publish State: Published
  • Responsibility: Nick Crossley.
  • Page size: 24
  • Illustration: Illustrations
  • Reference Code: BDZ0002744016