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Five bodies [electronic resource] : re-figuring relationships / John O'Neill.

By: O'Neill, John, 1933-.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Theory, culture & society (Unnumbered): Publisher: London ; Thousands Oaks : SAGE, 2004Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 97 p.) : ill.ISBN: 9781847871534 (electronic bk.); 1847871534 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Human body -- Social aspects | Human body -- Symbolic aspects | Anthropomorphism | Corps humain -- Aspect social | Corps humain -- Aspect symbolique | Anthropomorphisme | SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Anthropology -- Cultural | POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Policy -- Cultural Policy | SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Popular Culture | Menselijk lichaam | Belichaming | Sociologische aspectenGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Five bodies.DDC classification: 306.4 Other classification: 71.99 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Cover; Contents; Introduction; 1: The World's Body; 2: Social Bodies; 3: The Body Politic; 4: Consumer Bodies; 5: Medical Bodies; 6: Conclusion; The Future Shape of Human Beings; Bibliography; Index;
Summary: Five Bodies offers an introduction to some of the most urgent contemporary concerns within the sociology of the body. This new edition (the previous edition was published by Cornell University Press (1985) has been substantially revised and updated to examine how embodied selves and relationships are being re-shaped and re-figured and how the embodied figures of the polity, economy and society represent the contested notions of identity, desire, wholeness and fragmentation.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

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Cover; Contents; Introduction; 1: The World's Body; 2: Social Bodies; 3: The Body Politic; 4: Consumer Bodies; 5: Medical Bodies; 6: Conclusion; The Future Shape of Human Beings; Bibliography; Index;

Five Bodies offers an introduction to some of the most urgent contemporary concerns within the sociology of the body. This new edition (the previous edition was published by Cornell University Press (1985) has been substantially revised and updated to examine how embodied selves and relationships are being re-shaped and re-figured and how the embodied figures of the polity, economy and society represent the contested notions of identity, desire, wholeness and fragmentation.

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