The Body in Everyday Life

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Sarah Nettleton, Jonathan Watson
Psychology Press, 1998 - Science - 308 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

steroid
27
how nonscientists
45
Figures
48
an exploration of an embodied
64
some central discourses
82
childrens beliefs about health
103
aged 10 suburban school in SE England
113
lay perceptions
124
Colins body
163
everyday clerking and unmilitary
180
beliefs
199
the female body and health
218
The sight of age
243
Growing old gracefully as opposed to mutton
258
lay accounts and
276
Index
302

The body health and self in the middle years
142

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