Summary and Info
This book explores the 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, and running, as well as the lifecourse themes of childhood, youth and death. The different approaches to reaching the body examined through these contributions include autobiography, case studies, interviews, and participant observation.