The Body in Everyday Life

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Sarah Nettleton, Jonathan Watson
Routledge, Mar 11, 2002 - Social Science - 320 pages
We all have a body, but how does it impact upon our day to day life? This book sets out to explore how ordinary women, men and children talk about their bodies, through four central themes:-
* physical and emotional bodies
* illness and disability
* gender
* ageing.
A coherent collection of such empirical research, The Body in Everyday Life provides an accessible introduction to the sociology of the body, a field previously dominated by theoretical or philosophical accounts.
 

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Contents

Chapter 1 The body in everyday life
1
Part I Physical and emotional bodies
25
Part II Health and illness
101
Part III Gender
161
Part IV Ageing
241
Index
301
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