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The Body and Psychology

The Body and Psychology

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April 1998 | 256 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
The body has come to provide a central site for theory and debate from social theory to cultural studies. This important volume looks beyond psychologyÆs traditional biological body to explore what insights can be gained from recent theories of embodiment. Taking the body as inscribed by social and disciplinary practices, leading contributors explore a wide range of psychological topics in new and challenging ways. Questions surrounding health, gender, history, and culture are addressed in contexts such as the psychology of pain, the treatment of anorexia nervosa, and psychologyÆs relationship to transgender activists. The Body and Psychology brings cross-disciplinary perspectives to bear on the psychological body and, in the process, succeeds in drawing attention to the many embodied qualities of its subject matter. This book will make compelling reading for students and academics in psychology, sociology, and health and cultural studies.
Henderikus J Stam
The Body's Psychology and Psychology's Body
Disciplinary and Extra-Disciplinary Examinations

Alan Radley
Displays and Fragments
Embodiment and the Configuration of Social Worlds

Edward E Sampson
Establishing Embodiment in Psychology
Harry J G Kempen
Mind as Body Moving in Space
Bringing the Body Back into Self-Psychology

Elizabeth A Wilson
`Loving the Computer'
Cognition, Embodiment and the Influencing Machine

Betty M Bayer and Kareen Ror Malone
Feminism, Psychology and Matters of the Body
Mary Brown Parlee
Situated Knowledges of Personal Embodiment
Transgender Activists' and Psychological Theorists' Perspectives on `Sex' and `Gender'

Caterina Pizanias
From the Inside Out and the Outside In

Cor Baerveldt and Paul Voestermans
The Body as a Selfing Device
The Case of Anorexia Nervosa

Robert Kugelmann
The Psychology and Management of Pain
Gate Control as Theory and Symbol

Arthur W Frank
From Dysappearance to Hyperappearance
Sliding Boundaries of Illness and Bodies


Henderikus J Stam

Henderikus Stam is Professor of Psychology at the University of Calgary. He is the founding and current editor of the journal Theory and Psychology and is a former President of Division 24 (Society for Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology) of the American Psychological Association as well as a former President of the International Society for Theoretical Psychology. He has published widely and his research focuses mainly on the history of psychology and the theoretical foundations of psychology. More About Author

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