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The Body and Psychology

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April 1998 | 256 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
The body has come to provide a central site for theory and debate from social theory to cultural studies. This important volume looks beyond psychologyÆs traditional biological body to explore what insights can be gained from recent theories of embodiment. Taking the body as inscribed by social and disciplinary practices, leading contributors explore a wide range of psychological topics in new and challenging ways. Questions surrounding health, gender, history, and culture are addressed in contexts such as the psychology of pain, the treatment of anorexia nervosa, and psychologyÆs relationship to transgender activists. The Body and Psychology brings cross-disciplinary perspectives to bear on the psychological body and, in the process, succeeds in drawing attention to the many embodied qualities of its subject matter. This book will make compelling reading for students and academics in psychology, sociology, and health and cultural studies.

 
PART ONE: INTRODUCTION
Henderikus J Stam
The Body's Psychology and Psychology's Body
Disciplinary and Extra-Disciplinary Examinations  
 
PART TWO: SOCIAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL BODIES
Alan Radley
Displays and Fragments
Embodiment and the Configuration of Social Worlds  
Edward E Sampson
Establishing Embodiment in Psychology
Harry J G Kempen
Mind as Body Moving in Space
Bringing the Body Back into Self-Psychology  
 
PART THREE: SEXED AND GENDERED BODIES
Elizabeth A Wilson
`Loving the Computer'
Cognition, Embodiment and the Influencing Machine  
Betty M Bayer and Kareen Ror Malone
Feminism, Psychology and Matters of the Body
Mary Brown Parlee
Situated Knowledges of Personal Embodiment
Transgender Activists' and Psychological Theorists' Perspectives on `Sex' and `Gender'  
Caterina Pizanias
Habitus
From the Inside Out and the Outside In  
 
PART FOUR: SICK AND HEALING BODIES
Cor Baerveldt and Paul Voestermans
The Body as a Selfing Device
The Case of Anorexia Nervosa  
Robert Kugelmann
The Psychology and Management of Pain
Gate Control as Theory and Symbol  
Arthur W Frank
From Dysappearance to Hyperappearance
Sliding Boundaries of Illness and Bodies  

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