Reframing the Body

Watson, N. and Cunningham-Burley, S. (Eds.) (2001) Reframing the Body. Series: Explorations in sociology. Palgrave: Basingstoke, UK. ISBN 9780333774489

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This volume in the series, Explorations in Society (British Sociological Assoc conference volume series), investigates the relationship between society and the human body. Sociological theories of the body, the influence of various institutions and fashion on bodies, the connection between exercise culture and the body, and the impact on Internet technology on bodily configurations are examined. Specific topics addressed include the creation of global approaches to theorizing the body, the affects of narrative structures found in personal development narratives on the body, representations of bodies in death, women's decision to dress like vampires, the effects of the viral load test on the bodies of people with HIV, the establishment of a bodybuilding subculture, the question of why people perform bodybuilding exercises, the impact that virtual online communities have on bodily perceptions, and the understanding of children's use of Internet technology as an embodied practice.

Item Type:Edited Books
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Watson, Professor Nicholas
Subjects:G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GN Anthropology
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences > Sociology Anthropology and Applied Social Sciences
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