The Lived Body: Sociological Themes, Embodied Issues

Synopsis

The 'Lived' Body takes a fresh look at the problem of human embodiment through a critical examination of the dualist legacies of the past. A broad range of classical and contemporary social theorists are surveyed -- from Marx to Freud, Foucault to Giddens, Deleuze to Guattari and Irigaray to Grosz -- in terms of the bodily themes and issues they raise. A variety of new areas of research in this rapidly expanding field are also considered, including medical technology and the "fate" of human embodiment, the sociology of emotion, the problem of pain, sleep and dreams, and the relationship between the body, art and society.

Additional information

Publisher: Place of publication:
  • London
Publication year:
  • 1998