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1st Edition

Regulating Bodies
Essays in Medical Sociology

ISBN 9780415514866
Published November 1, 2011 by Routledge
288 Pages

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Book Description

Bryan Turner is generally acknowledged to have been the key figure in opening up the sociological debate about the body. In this coruscating and fascinating book he shows how his thinking on the subject has developed and why sociologists must take the body seriously.

Table of Contents

Introduction; Part 1 Discovering bodies; Chapter 1 The body question; Chapter 2 The absent body in structuration theory; Chapter 3 Reflections on the epistemology of the hand; Part 2 Medical sociology; Chapter 4 The interdisciplinary curriculum; Chapter 5 The body and medical sociology; Part 3 Regimes of regulation; Chapter 6 The government of the body; Chapter 7 The anatomy lesson; Chapter 8 The talking disease; Conclusion;

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Bryan Turner is Professor of Sociology at Essex University.