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The Lived Body


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1.Sociology and the 'problem' of the body. 2.Bodily 'order': cultural and historical perspectives on conformity and transgression 3.Bodily 'control': body techniques, intercorporeality and the embodiment of social action 4.The body in high modernity and consumer culture 5.The 'libidinal' body: psychoanalysis, critical theory and the 'problem' of human desire 6.'Uncontainable' bodies: feminisms, boundaries and reconfigured identities 7.The emotionally 'expressive' body 8.Pain and the 'dys-appearing' body 9.The 'dormant body: sleep, night-time and dreams 10.Artistic bodies: representaion and resistance. Conclusions.

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Simon J Williams is a Senior Lecturer in Sociology and Research Fellow at the University of Warwick. He is also Co-Director of the new centre for Research in health, Medicine and Society. Gillian Bendelow is a Lecturer in medical sociology and social policy at the University of Warwick

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