Exploring the Body

  • Sarah Cunningham-Burley
  • Kathryn Backett-Milburn

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Theorizing Embodied Practice: Metaphor and Methods

  3. Neglected Bodies and Everyday Life

  4. Exploring Bodies: Time, Space and Leisure

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 241-246

About this book


This volume explores diverse ways of researching and theorizing the body. It draws together a range of empirical work on different themes, each taking the body and its study as its central problematic. It creatively combines contributions on disability, illness, scars, sleep, complementary medicine, running, as well as the lifecourse themes of childhood, youth and death. The different approaches to researching the body examined through these contributions include autobiography, case-studies, interviews and participant observation.


childhood children interview methods sociology

Editors and affiliations

  • Sarah Cunningham-Burley
    • 1
  • Kathryn Backett-Milburn
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Community Health SciencesUniversity of EdinburghUK
  2. 2.Research Unit in Health, Behaviour and ChangeUniversity of EdinburghUK

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