© 2001

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

About the editors

KATHRYN BURNETT Lecturer in Sociology, University of Paisley PAI CHRISTENSEN Lecturer in Anthropology and Co-Director of the Centre for the Social Study of Childhood, University of Hull BRIAN HEAPHY Senior Lecturer in Sociology, Nottingham Trent University MARY HOLMES Lecturer in Sociology, University of Aberdeen ALLISON JAMES Reader in Applied Anthropology, University of Hull CHRIS JENKS Professor of Sociology and Pro-Warden (Research) at Goldsmiths College, University of London MIKE MICHAEL Lecturer in Sociology, Goldsmiths College, University of London KEVIN PATERSON Research Student, School of Social Sciences, Glasgow Caledonian University GERALD PILLSBURY Associate Professor of Educational Studies, Western Michigan University HANNAH ROCKWELL Associate Professor of Communication and Director of Peace Studies, Loyola University, Chicago ANNE SCOTT Lecturer in Women's Studies and Social Policy, University of Bradford CLIVE SEALE Reader in Medical Sociology, Goldsmiths College, University of London GREG SMITH Senior Lecturer in Sociology, University of Salford PAUL SWEETMAN Lecturer in Sociology, University of Southampton SIMON WILLIAMS Reader in Sociology, University of Warwick JOOST VAN LOON Senior Lecturer in Social Theory, Department of English and Media Studies, Nottingham Trent University

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