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Changing Bodies: Habit, Crisis and Creativity

Shilling, Chris (2008) Changing Bodies: Habit, Crisis and Creativity. Published in association with Theory, Culture and Society . Sage Publications, London, Thousand Oaks, New Delhi., 216 pp. ISBN 978-1-4129-0832-0. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

Where are we at with studies of Body & Society? What are the key accomplishments in the field? This book provides the clearest and most comprehensive account of work in this area to date. Based on a novel theory of action it surveys the terrain by arguing that human identity, social relationships and moral figurations develop as a result of people living in and seeking to reach beyond the limits of their bodily being. From this starting point the author undertakes a series of studies on sport, transgenderism, migration, illness, survival and belief which illuminate the relationship between bodily change and action. The book provides an unrivalled survey of theory and empirical research and explores the hitherto neglected tradition of American 'body studies'. Wide in scope, systematic and incisive the book represents a landmark addition to the field of studies in body and society.

Item Type: Book
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Sociology
Depositing User: Chris Shilling
Date Deposited: 10 Mar 2009 18:16 UTC
Last Modified: 28 May 2019 13:40 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/4965 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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