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Explorations in Sociology.

Exploring the Body

Editors: Cunningham-Burley, S., Backett-Milburn, K. (Eds.)

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This volume explores diverse ways of researching and theorizing the body. It draws together a range of empirical work on different themes, each taking the body and its study as its central problematic. It creatively combines contributions on disability, illness, scars, sleep, complementary medicine, running, as well as the lifecourse themes of childhood, youth and death. The different approaches to researching the body examined through these contributions include autobiography, case-studies, interviews and participant observation.

About the authors

KATHRYN BURNETT Lecturer in Sociology, University of Paisley PAI CHRISTENSEN Lecturer in Anthropology and Co-Director of the Centre for the Social Study of Childhood, University of Hull BRIAN HEAPHY Senior Lecturer in Sociology, Nottingham Trent University MARY HOLMES Lecturer in Sociology, University of Aberdeen ALLISON JAMES Reader in Applied Anthropology, University of Hull CHRIS JENKS Professor of Sociology and Pro-Warden (Research) at Goldsmiths College, University of London MIKE MICHAEL Lecturer in Sociology, Goldsmiths College, University of London KEVIN PATERSON Research Student, School of Social Sciences, Glasgow Caledonian University GERALD PILLSBURY Associate Professor of Educational Studies, Western Michigan University HANNAH ROCKWELL Associate Professor of Communication and Director of Peace Studies, Loyola University, Chicago ANNE SCOTT Lecturer in Women's Studies and Social Policy, University of Bradford CLIVE SEALE Reader in Medical Sociology, Goldsmiths College, University of London GREG SMITH Senior Lecturer in Sociology, University of Salford PAUL SWEETMAN Lecturer in Sociology, University of Southampton SIMON WILLIAMS Reader in Sociology, University of Warwick JOOST VAN LOON Senior Lecturer in Social Theory, Department of English and Media Studies, Nottingham Trent University

Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)
  • The Storyteller’s Paradox: Homeopathy in the Borderlands

    Pages 3-20

    Scott, Anne

  • Bodies, Battlefields and Biographies: Scars and the Construction of the Body as Heritage

    Pages 21-36

    Burnett, Kathryn A. (et al.)

  • Dissonant Choreographies: Performativity and Method in Socio-cultural Research

    Pages 37-54

    Loon, Joost (et al.)

  • Refusing to Fight: A Playful Approach to Chronic Disease

    Pages 55-78

    Pillsbury, Gerald

  • Disability Studies and Phenomenology: Finding a Space for both the Carnal and the Political

    Pages 81-97

    Paterson, Kevin

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Exploring the Body
Editors
  • S. Cunningham-Burley
  • K. Backett-Milburn
Series Title
Explorations in Sociology.
Copyright
2001
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-50196-6
DOI
10.1057/9780230501966
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-333-77595-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-41694-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 246
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