Reflexions in the Flesh Nick Crossley

ISBN: 9780335216987

Published: September 1st 2006

Hardcover

172 pages


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Reflexions in the Flesh  by  Nick Crossley

Reflexions in the Flesh by Nick Crossley
September 1st 2006 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, ZIP | 172 pages | ISBN: 9780335216987 | 5.33 Mb

In this book, Nick Crossley explores the concept of reflexive embodiment - how we, as embodied beings, reflect upon our own embodiment. He considers the ways in which we modify and maintain our bodies, from brushing our teeth and washing our facesMoreIn this book, Nick Crossley explores the concept of reflexive embodiment - how we, as embodied beings, reflect upon our own embodiment.

He considers the ways in which we modify and maintain our bodies, from brushing our teeth and washing our faces through to tattooing and bodybuilding. Some forms of body work are demanded by social conventions- others represent legitimate choices, and others still deviate from or resist the norm. He argues that a proper understanding of reflexive embodiment must be alert to these differences, and that we must appreciate that our bodies are not passive or inert substances that we can mould as we like. They change in ways that we do not intend and of which we are not aware, and they may prove difficult to change in the ways we do intend.

Many theorists in sociology offer perspectives on the link between society and body modification, mostly focused in one way or another upon modernity.



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