Reflexive embodiment in contemporary society [electronic resource] / Nick Crossley.
- Maidenhead, Berkshire, England ; New York : Open University Press, c2006.
- Sociology and social change.
Sociology and social change
1 online resource (173 p.)
- Body image.
Human body -- Social aspects.
- Electronic books.
- Explores the concept of reflexive embodiment, how we, as embodied beings, reflect upon our own embodiment. This book considers the ways in which we modify and maintain our bodies, from brushing our teeth and washing our face through to tattooing and bodybuilding. It also evaluates competing claims on embodiment and suggests alternative approaches.
- Front cover; Half title; Title; Copyright; Contents; Series editor's preface; Acknowledgements; Introduction; Part 1 Reviewing the field; Chapter 1 Identity, individualism and risk; Chapter 2 Civilization, informalization and distinction; Chapter 3 Power,resistance and discipline; Chapter 4 Consumption, gender and the fashion-beauty complex; Part 2 Rethinking reflexive embodiment; Introduction to part two; Chapter 5 Obesity crisis; Chapter 6 Blind spots, the absent body and being-for-other; Chapter 7 I, me and the other; Chapter 8 Reflexive body techniques and social networks
Chapter 9 Mapping reflexive embodimentConclusion; References; Index; Back cover
- Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -151) and index.
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