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By Mike Featherstone, Mike Hepworth, Bryan S Turner

This difficult quantity reasserts the centrality of the physique inside of social conception as a way to knowing the advanced interrelations among nature, tradition and society. At a theoretical point, the amount explores the origins of a social conception of the physique in assets starting from the paintings of Nietzsche to modern feminist thought. the significance of a theoretical figuring out of the physique to social and cultural research of up to date societies is confirmed via particular case experiences. those variety from the expression of the feelings, romantic love, nutritional perform, customer tradition, health and wonder, to media pictures of girls and sexuality. This wide-ranging e-book attracts partially on papers released in concept,

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Levine 9. Bio-politics and Social Policy: Foucault's Account of Welfare 225 Martin Hewitt Page vi 10. Genealogy and the Body: Foucault/Deleuze/Nietzsche 256 Scott Lash 11. The Art of the Body in the Discourse of Postmodernity 281 Roy Boyne 12. Love's Labour Lost? A Sociological View 297 Margareta Bertilsson 13. Biographical Boundaries: Sociology and Marilyn Monroe 325 Graham McCann 14. Carmen — or The Invention of a New Feminine Myth 339 Dick Pels and Aya Crébas 15. The Mask of Ageing and the Postmodern Life Course 371 Mike Featherstone and Mike Hepworth 16.

These no-saying philosophies not only undermined genuine values, but also contributed to the neurosis of the modern personality. A yes-saying world-view appeared to require an affirmation of the life of the body. Nietzsche saw the relationship between culture and nature in terms of a dialectic. Every epoch in the history of human evolution, by which Man transforms nature by technology, is also a period in which the nature of Man is transformed. Each period then gives rise to a (physical) ideal of Man, a special characterology which is also and simultaneously a new body.

Recent Developments in the Theory of the Body 1 Bryan S. Turner 2. For a Sociology of the Body: an Analytical Review 36 Arthur W. Frank 3. On Human Beings and their Emotions: a Process-Sociological Essay 103 Norbert Elias 4. On the Civilizing of Appetite 126 Stephen Mennell 5. The Discourse of Diet 157 Bryan S. Turner 6. The Body in Consumer Culture 170 Mike Featherstone 7. The Midlifestyle of ‘George and Lynne’: Notes on a Popular Strip 197 Mike Featherstone and Mike Hepworth 8. Martial Arts as a Resource for Liberal Education: the Case of Aikido 209 Donald N.

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