Key Concepts in Body and Society
- Kate Cregan - Monash University, Australia
SAGE Key Concepts series
Other Health Specialties | Sociology of Health & Illness | Sociology of the Body
This book provides a clear, focused road map to the study of the body in society. It defines, explains and applies core topics relating to the human body demonstrating how we approach it as a social phenomenon.
- Includes an easy to understand definition
- Provides real-world examples
- Gives suggestions for further reading
- Is carefully cross-referenced to other related concepts
Written to meet the needs of the modern student this book offers the basic materials, tools and guidance needed study and write about the body.
This book is a great idea. It provides a thorough, accessible and interesting introduction to the most important concepts in the sociology of the body. Students new to this area will find it invaluable
University of Sydney
Cregan has achieved something distinct: an account of the sociology of the body which incorporates both theory and empirical studies, which demonstrates excellent coverage of an ever expanding field, and which is written in an accessible style. Most impressive is the fact that, whilst each entry is well researched and can be read in isolation, Cregan has ensured a coherence which means the book also works as a whole. An intelligent treatment and account of the sociology of the body, which I look forward to incorporating into my teaching
University of Surrey
The SAGE Key Concepts series are excellent resources. Here Cregan identities central issues of the sociology of the body and embodied sociology that are applied across many contexts helping students navigate their way through this growing field.
Essential easy guide to understanding concepts for those who are new to sociology.
This is a great addition to our central resources for AS/A2 Communication & Culture. The short readings are ideal in giving students an overview of topics and issues. The suggestions for further reading have proved very useful. A very well thought out book.
I would recommend students reading parts of the book if they get a chance and it provides a good introduction to the topics covered. However, because each section is very short it does not cover topics in enough depth to recommend students purchasing the book over others.
This is a very useful book outlining the key concepts of the body in society. It is easy to read and provides useful examples, making it ideal for students across a range of social science disciplines.
An excellent introductory text which covers a wide range of important issues.
This is a very good book and present a good introduction to students reflecting on the position of the self in society.
Really useful, neat little book that makes for excellent, but supplementary, reading fro students on my course.