By Bryan S Turner

ISBN-10: 1412929873

ISBN-13: 9781412929875

This can be a totally revised version of a e-book which may relatively declare to have re-opened the sociology of the physique as a valid region of enquiry. The ebook presents an unprecedented advisor to all elements of the sociology of the physique. each one bankruptcy has been revised and up-to-date and the booklet comprises new fabric that displays adjustments within the box because the final version. particularly, Turner's constructing place at the centrality of vulnerability. guaranteed and cutting edge, this publication presents the main authoritative assertion of labor at the sociology of the physique through what many specialists regard to be the best author within the box.

Show description

Read or Download The body & society: explorations in social theory PDF

Best popular culture books

Download e-book for kindle: Everything Bad is Good for You: How Today's Popular Culture by Steven Johnson

Forget every thing you’ve ever examine the age of dumbed-down, instant-gratification tradition. during this provocative, unfailingly clever, completely researched, and unusually convincing e-book, Steven Johnson attracts from fields as assorted as neuroscience, economics, and media thought to argue that the popular culture we soak in each day—from Lord of the earrings to Grand robbery automobile to The Simpsons—has been growing to be extra subtle with each one passing yr, and, faraway from rotting our brains, is really posing new cognitive demanding situations which are truly making our minds measurably sharper. you are going to by no means regard the glow of the game or tv monitor an identical approach again.

With a brand new afterword through the author.

Richard Hanley's South Park and Philosophy: Bigger, Longer, and More PDF

Trey Parker and Matt Stone’s long-running Comedy vital hit comic strip South Park has been both cheered and reviled for its edgy humor, poited satire of present occasions and celebrities, and all-around obnoxiousness. yet is there extra to Kyle, the lonely Jew, Timmy and the Crips, Cartman’s bitchiness, Chef’s beside the point suggestion, and Kenny’s endured violent deaths than meets the attention?

Download e-book for iPad: John Lennon. A Biography (Greenwood Biographies) by Jacqueline Edmondson Ph.D.

John Lennon used to be a singer, songwriter, activist, artist, and author whose lifestyles and paintings left an indelible mark on rock track and the realm. Lennon first turned recognized because the founding member of The Beatles, and his songwriting partnership with bandmate Paul McCartney is still mythical within the heritage of father tune.

Bryan S Turner's The body & society: explorations in social theory PDF

It is a absolutely revised version of a publication which may particularly declare to have re-opened the sociology of the physique as a valid quarter of enquiry. The e-book presents an unheard of advisor to all facets of the sociology of the physique. each one bankruptcy has been revised and up to date and the ebook includes new fabric that displays alterations within the box because the final variation.

Extra resources for The body & society: explorations in social theory

Example text

The Western tradition of the body has been 37 The Body and Society conventionally shaped by Hellenized Christianity, for which the body was the seat of unreason, passion and desire. The contrast in philosophy between mind and body is in Christianity the opposition between spirit and flesh. The flesh was the symbol of moral corruption which threatened the order of the world; the flesh had to be subdued by disciplines, especially by the regimen of diet and abstinence (Turner, 1982a; 1982b). The body in Greek thought had been the focus of the struggle between form and desire (between Apollo and Dionysus).

The differentiation of bodies by sex is increasingly irrelevant to these three conditions. 32 2 Sociology and the Body Absent Bodies Contemporary sociology has little to say about the most obvious fact of human existence, namely that human beings have, and to some extent are, bodies. There exists a theoretical prudery with respect to human corporality which constitutes an analytical gap at the core of sociological enquiry. The collective phenomena of births, ageing and mortality have become the academic monopoly of historical and mathematical demography, where the moral and social significance of these events is subdued in favour of exact calculation.

The hegemonic control of capitalism over desires and needs is exhibited in the situation that capitalism can survive and tolerate individual deviance and social pluralism; the tolerance of capitalism is oppressive. However, if capitalism can survive successfully in a context of widespread sexual permissiveness and personal freedom in the marketplace of commodities, then it is reasonable to conclude that capitalism does not require massive ideological supports. It operates through political, economic and legal regulation of the population.

Download PDF sample

The body & society: explorations in social theory by Bryan S Turner

by Daniel

Download e-book for iPad: The body & society: explorations in social theory by Bryan S Turner
Rated 4.75 of 5 – based on 48 votes
[an error occurred while processing the directive]