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Organizing Bodies
Policy, Institutions and Work
Edited by Linda McKie and Nick Watson
 
 
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There has been a notable upsurge of interest in the body, in terms of both empirical and theoretical study and debate. Contributions to this volume move these debates forward by considering a range of bodies as active in the social and economic processes of policy-making, institutions and employment. Contributors consider the body as a site of agency, resistance and compromise and reflect upon the reluctance of sociology to engage with the body and notions of embodiment.


Description

There has been a notable upsurge of interest in the body, in terms of both empirical and theoretical study and debate. Contributions to this volume move these debates forward by considering a range of bodies as active in the social and economic processes of policy-making, institutions and employment. Contributors consider the body as a site of agency, resistance and compromise and reflect upon the reluctance of sociology to engage with the body and notions of embodiment.


Contents

Preface and Acknowledgements
Notes on the Contributors
Introduction; L.McKie & N.Watson
PART I: THE EMBODIMENT OF POLITICS AND POLICY
The Body of Social Policy: Social Policy and the Body; G.Lewis, G.Hughes & E.Saraga
Redefining the Local Citizen; G.Daly & H.Cowen
Secure Base? Disabling Design; D.Marks
Accommodating Bodies: The Organisation of Corporeal Dirt in the Embodied Home; C.Gurney
PART II: INSTITUTIONS CONSTRUCTING AND REPRESENTING BODIES
Moving Bodies/Still Bodies: Embodiment and Agency in Schools; T.Gordon, J.Holland & E.Lahelma
Feared and Revered Bodies, Racialised and Gendered Bodies: Media Representations of Christopher Clunis and Jayne Zito; S.Neal
The Body's Double Skin: Forming the Protective Community of Grand Prix Motor Racing; A.Twitchen
Social Death as Self-fulfilling Prophecy: David Sudnow's Passing On; S.Timmermans
PART III: WORKING BODIES
Making Bodies, Making People, Making Work; L.Adkins & C.Lury
'When a Body Meets a Body...': Experiencing the Female Body at Work; J.Brewis
Equal Opportunities Strategies: Ways of Developing Feminist Embodiment as a Physical Reality in Bureaucracies?; C.Bennett
Energy and the Body: The Activist as Worker; D.King
Index


Authors

LINDA MCKIE is Research Professor in Sociology, Glasgow Caledonian University. Her current interests are employment, caring and citizenship, the process of disclosing domestic violence in primary health care, and lay perceptions of health and illness. Recent publications include Gender, Power and the Household (edited with S.Bowlby and S. Gregory, 1999).

NICK WATSON lectures in medical sociology in the Department of Nursing Studies, University of Edinburgh. His current research interests are mainly in the field of disability studies and he has just finished work on an ESRC funded research project Life as a Disabled Child.