"This truly deserves to be considered a classic and I strongly encourage my students to read it from cover to cover. Turner's work on the body needs to be considered in its own right within courses on the sociology of the body."
- Dr Robert Meadows, Surrey University
"Remains the foundational text for courses in the sociology of the body, replete with insights and a depth of analysis that has largely inspired an entire new area of studies across the social sciences."
- Dr Michael Drake, Hull University
"This is THE contemporary text for both academics and students exploring the sociology of the body."
- Jessica Clark, University Campus Suffolk
Assured and innovative, this book provides the most authoritative statement of work on the sociology of the body by one of the leading writers in the field.
Revised and updated throughout, the Third Edition includes:
A brand new introduction.
New chapters on 'Bodies in Motion', 'The Body and Boredom', and 'Vulnerability and Values'.