There has been a notable upsurge of interest in the body, both in terms of empirical and theoretical study and debate. Contributions to this book move these debates forward by considering a range of bodies as active in their own construction in social and economic processes. Authors 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.
NICK WATSON is Lecturer in Medical Sociology at 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. - SARAH CUNNINGHAM-BURLEY is Senior Lecturer in Medical Sociology at the Department of Community Health Sciences, University of Edinburgh. She has published widely in journals and is co-editor (with Neil McKeganey) of Readings in Medical Sociology and Enter the Sociologist.
Release date NZ
August 8th, 2001
Edited by Nick Watson
Edited by Sarah Cunningham-Burley