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Regulating Bodies: Essays in Medical Sociology

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Bryan Turner's book provides a framework for the development of a new sub-field, namely the development of the body. Through an examination of various philosophical traditions (phenomenology, philosophical anthropology, structuralism and postmodernism) the book shows how the human body has been ignored or neglected by mainstream social theory. In attempting to integrate these different traditions, Professor Turner demonstrates how the absent body has impoverished, not only the sociology of health and illness but the very foundations of sociology itself. There are three major aspects to this argument. Firstly, it is impossible to develop an adequate theory of social action without a conception of the embodied social agent. Secondly the idea of embodiment offers a fundamental critique of the positivistic side of the medical model of illness, and thus offers a new theoretical basis for medical sociology. Thirdly, following the work of Michel Foucault, Turner demonstrates that medical practice functions as a moral discourse which produces a regulation of the body.

spine creased, shelf wear and creasing to cover, otherwise good condition

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Author(s):
Turner, Bryan S.
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Used: good
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Paperback
ISBN-10:
0415082641
ISBN-13:
9780415082648
Publisher:
Routledge,an imprint of Taylor & Francis Books Ltd
Title:
Regulating Bodies: Essays in Medical Sociology

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Bryan Turner's book provides a framework for the development of a new sub-field, namely the development of the body. Through an examination of various philosophical traditions (phenomenology, philosophical anthropology, structuralism and postmodernism) the book shows how the human body has been ignored or neglected by mainstream social theory. In attempting to integrate these different traditions, Professor Turner demonstrates how the absent body has impoverished, not only the sociology of health and illness but the very foundations of sociology itself. There are three major aspects to this argument. Firstly, it is impossible to develop an adequate theory of social action without a conception of the embodied social agent. Secondly the idea of embodiment offers a fundamental critique of the positivistic side of the medical model of illness, and thus offers a new theoretical basis for medical sociology. Thirdly, following the work of Michel Foucault, Turner demonstrates that medical practice functions as a moral discourse which produces a regulation of the body.

spine creased, shelf wear and creasing to cover, otherwise good condition

Author(s):
Turner, Bryan S.
Condition:
Used: good
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0415082641
ISBN-13:
9780415082648
Publisher:
Routledge,an imprint of Taylor & Francis Books Ltd
Title:
Regulating Bodies: Essays in Medical Sociology

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