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The Body and Social Theory

Third Edition
Chris Shilling
© 2013   336 pages   SAGE Publications Ltd   
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Paperback ISBN: 9780857025333 $51.00
Hardcover ISBN: 9780857025326 $131.00
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Unrivalled in its clarity and coverage, this sparkling new edition of Chris Shilling’s classic text is a masterful account of the emergence and development of body matters in sociology and related disciplines.

A timely, well reasoned response to current concerns and controversies across the globe, it provides chapter-by-chapter coverage of the major theories, approaches and studies conducted in the field. Each chapter has been revised and updated, with new discussions of ‘action network theory’, bodywork, pragmatism, the global resurgence of religious identities, ‘new genetics’, biological citizenship, and figurations of the living and dead.

Packed full of critical analysis and relevant empirical studies the book engages with the major classical and contemporary theories within body studies including the:
Naturalistic
Constructionist
Structuralist
Realist
Interactionist
Feminist
Phenomenological

Original, logical and indispensible, this is a must-have title for students and researchers engaged with the study of the body.

The Body and Social Theory

Third Edition
Chris Shilling
© 2013   336 pages   SAGE Publications Ltd  

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ISBN:   9780857025333 Paperback Suggested Retail Price:   $51.00 Bookstore Price:   $40.80
ISBN:   9780857025326 Hardcover Suggested Retail Price:   $131.00 Bookstore Price:   $104.80
ISBN:   9781446268810 Ebook Suggested Retail Price:   $51.00 Bookstore Price:   $40.80

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Unrivalled in its clarity and coverage, this sparkling new edition of Chris Shilling’s classic text is a masterful account of the emergence and development of body matters in sociology and related disciplines.

A timely, well reasoned response to current concerns and controversies across the globe, it provides chapter-by-chapter coverage of the major theories, approaches and studies conducted in the field. Each chapter has been revised and updated, with new discussions of ‘action network theory’, bodywork, pragmatism, the global resurgence of religious identities, ‘new genetics’, biological citizenship, and figurations of the living and dead.

Packed full of critical analysis and relevant empirical studies the book engages with the major classical and contemporary theories within body studies including the:
Naturalistic
Constructionist
Structuralist
Realist
Interactionist
Feminist
Phenomenological

Original, logical and indispensible, this is a must-have title for students and researchers engaged with the study of the body.

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