The Body in Everyday Life

The extent to which we are conscious of our bodies and how we feel about them will vary throughout our lives and within ... Given the centrality of the body to everyday life , and the fact that it is something that all humans share ...

Author: Sarah Nettleton

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415162009

Category: Science

Page: 324

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We all have a body, but how does it impact upon our everyday life? This new and accessible introduction to the sociology of the body explores how ordinary women, men and children talk about their bodies.
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Music in Everyday Life

To speak of body / environment interaction in this way is by no means to depict actors ( bodies ) as ' conscious ' or ' deliberate ' in their mobilization of environmental properties and affordances ; to the contrary , as illustrated in ...

Author: Tia DeNora

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 052162732X

Category: Music

Page: 212

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This book shows how music is central to the construction and regulation of everyday life.
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Self Identity and Everyday Life

may undergo transforming surgery; yet, through all such change the body, as the secure, irreducibly natural carrier of self-identical ... It is not as a physical entity, or as a concept, that the body is significant in everyday life.

Author: Harvie Ferguson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134255818

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

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'Identity' and 'selfhood' are terms routinely used throughout the human sciences that seek to analyze and describe the character of everyday life and experience. Yet these terms are seldom defined or used with any precision, and scant regard is paid to the historical and cultural context in which they arose, or to which they are applied. This innovative book provides fresh historical insights in terms of the emergence, development, and interrelationship of specific and varied notions of identity and selfhood, and outlines a new sociological framework for analyzing it. This is the first historical/sociological framework for discussion of issues which have until now, generally been treated as 'philosophy' or 'psychology', and as such it is essential reading for those undergraduates and postgraduates of sociology, philosophy and history and cultural studies interested in the concepts of identity and self. It covers a broader range of material than is usual in this style of text, and includes a survey of relevant literature and precise analysis of key concepts written in a student-friendly style.
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EBOOK Technoscience and Everyday Life

terms as 'perform' and 'enact') a conception of the body-in-everyday-life as emergent, relational and distributed, but riven by contrasting comportments and models. In what follows, we shall explore this terrain in considerably more ...

Author: Mike Michael

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 9780335230044

Category: Social Science

Page: 194

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Theoretically innovative and empirically wide-ranging, this book examines the complex relations between technoscience and everyday life. It draws on numerous examples, including both mundane technologies such as Velcro, Post-it notes, mobile phones and surveillance cameras, and the esoterica of xenotransplantation, new genetics, nanotechnology and posthuman society. Technoscience and Everyday Life traces the multiple ways in which technoscience features in and affects the dynamics of everyday life, and explores how the everyday influences the course of technoscience. In the process, it takes account of a range of core social scientific themes: body, identity, citizenship, society, space, and time. It combines critique and microsocial analysis to develop several novel conceptual tools, and addresses key contemporary theoretical debates on posthumanism, social-material divides, process philosophy and complexity, temporality and spatiality. The book is a major contribution to the sociology of everyday life, science and technology studies, and social theory.
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Sensors for Everyday Life

Measuring body temperature is important in the study of human body temperature regulation in daily life [5]. Normal body temperature does not change much with aging. But as we get older, it becomes harder for the body to control its ...

Author: Octavian Adrian Postolache

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319473192

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 287

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Sensors were developed to detect and quantify structures and functions of human body as well as to gather information from the environment in order to optimize the efficiency, cost-effectiveness and quality of healthcare services as well as to improve health and quality of life. This book offers an up-to-date overview of the concepts, modeling, technical and technological details and practical applications of different types of sensors. It also discusses the trends for the next generation of sensors and systems for healthcare settings. It is aimed at researchers and graduate students in the field of healthcare technologies, as well as academics and industry professionals involved in developing sensing systems for human body structures and functions, and for monitoring activities and health.
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Critiques of Everyday Life

Desire stifles in everyday life, but it dies in a specialized context; to organize desire its signifiers must be captured and signified, it must be stimulated by signs, by the sight or rather the action of undressing, forms of torment ...

Author: Michael Gardiner

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134829538

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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Recent years have witnessed a burgeoning interest in the study of everyday life within the social sciences and humanities. In Critiques of Everyday Life Michael Gardiner proposes that there exists a counter-tradition within everyday life theorising. This counter-tradition has sought not merely to describe lived experience, but to transform it by elevating our understanding of the everyday to the status of a critical knowledge. In his analysis Gardiner engages with the work of a number of significant theorists and approaches that have been marginalized by mainstream academe, including: *The French tradition of everyday life theorising, from the surrealists to Henri Lefebvre, and from the Situationist International to Michel de Certeau *Agnes Heller and the relationship between the everyday, rationality and ethics *Carnival, prosaics and intersubjectivity in the work of Mikhail Bakhtin *Dorothy E. Smith's feminist perspective on everyday life. Critiques of Everyday Life demonstrates the importance of an alternative, multidisciplinary everyday life paradigm and offers a myriad of new possibilities for critical social and cultural theorising and empirical research.
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Robert Desnos Surrealism and the Marvelous in Everyday Life

Radio allowed Desnos to work daily and literally at the marvelous in everyday life , in which he had always believed , with his voice , his body , as a medium with which to reach a mass audience . Before addressing the nature of ...

Author: Katharine Conley

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 0803215231

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 308

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He stayed with the official surrealist movement in Paris for only six years but was pivotal during that time in shaping the surrealist notion of "transforming the world" through radical experiments with language and art, After leaving the group, Desnos continued his career of radio broadcasting and writing for commercials.
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Interaction and Everyday Life

By in/habiting the world by way of the body, we have access to the “performative magic of the social.” As the body is the initial insertion of the self into the world of others, other bodies, sociality is always already intercorporeal.

Author: Hisashi Nasu

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780739176443

Category: Philosophy

Page: 358

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Through a wide-ranging international collection of papers, this volume provides theoretical and historical insights into the development and application of phenomenological sociology and ethnomethodology and offers detailed examples of research into social phenomena from these standpoints. All the articles in this volume join together to testify to the enormous efficacy and potential of both phenomenological sociology and ethnomethodology.
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Everyday Life and the State

(our private body) and to be found in our other body (the abstract body of the “body politic”). The idea of the body politic becomes the necessary fantasy that supports the reality of our concrete existence by providing an imaginary and ...

Author: Peter Bratsis

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317260042

Category: Social Science

Page: 150

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'Peter Bratsis breaks new ground, forcing us to think of the connections between big structures and our most intimate inner lives. A fascinating and erudite book.' -Frances Fox Piven, CUNY Nearly four centuries ago, liberal political thought asserted that the state was the product of a distant, pre-historical, social contract. Social science has done little to overcome this fiction. Even the most radical of theories have tended to remain silent on the question of the production of the state, preferring instead to focus on the determinations and functions of state actions. Bratsis argues that the causes of the state are to be found within everyday life. Building upon insights from social, political, and anthropological theories, his book shows how the repetitions and habits of our daily lives lead to our nationalization and the perception of certain interests and institutions as 'public.' Bratsis shows that only by seeking the state's everyday, material causes can we free ourselves from the pitfalls of viewing the state as natural, inevitable, and independent from social relations.
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Theatre and Everyday Life

The organs of the body are not organs of theatre before the everyday which gives them meaning. The everyday humanises organs of the body and profoundly affects the meaning ascribed to them ...

Author: Alan Read

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134914586

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 276

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Alan Read asserts that there is no split between the practice and theory of theatre, but a divide between the written and the unwritten. In this revealing book, he sets out to retrieve the theatre of spontaneity and tactics, which grows out of the experience of everyday life. It is a theatre which defines itself in terms of people and places rather than the idealised empty space of avant garde performance. Read examines the relationship between an ethics of performance, a politics of place and a poetics of the urban environment. His book is a persuasive demand for a critical theory of theatre which is as mentally supple as theatre is physically versatile.
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