Question Explore theories of the ‘social body’ and evaluate their contribution to

Question

Explore theories of the ‘social body’ and evaluate their contribution to the field of psychosocial studies.

 THE SOCIAL BODY

1. Techniques of the Body

Douglas, Mary (1970) ‘The Two Bodies’, in Natural Symbols, London: Routledge, 

(*) Mauss, Marcel [1934] (2007) ‘Techniques of the Body’, in Lock, Margaret and Farquhar, Judith (Eds) Beyond the Body Proper: Reading the Anthropology of Material Life, Durham and London: Duke University Press. 

Crossley, N. (2007) ‘Researching embodiment by way of “body techniques”’, The Sociological Review, Special Issue: Sociological Review Monograph Series: Embodying Sociology, edited by Chris Shilling, Vol. 55(1): 80–94. I posted this article, below, as a pdf file, for easy access. 

Symbols, Social Skin, Bodiliness

Turner, Victor (2007) ‘Symbols in Ndembu Ritual’, in Lock, Margaret and Farquhar, Judith (Eds) Beyond the Body Proper: Reading the Anthropology of Material Life, Durham and London: Duke University Press. – PDF below

(*) Turner, Terence (2012) ‘The Social Skin’, HAU: Journal of Ethnographic Theory, Vo.2 (2): 486–504,  also reprinted in abridged form in Lock, Margaret and Farquhar, Judith (Eds) Beyond the Body Proper: Reading the Anthropology of Material Life, Durham and London: Duke University Press.

Turner, Terence (2011) ‘Bodiliness – The Body Beyond the Body: Social, Material and Spiritual Dimensions of Bodiliness’, in Mascia-Lees, F. E. (Ed) A Companion to the Anthropology of the Body and Embodiment, Wiley Blackwell. – PDF below

Turner, Terence (1995) ‘Social Body and Embodied Subject: Bodiliness, Subjectivity, and Sociality among the Kayapo’, Cultural Anthropology, Vol. 10, (2):143-170.