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"Sociology of Leisure: Bodies in (Post) Modernity RLO" icon

Sociology of Leisure: Bodies in (Post) Modernity RLO

This RLO is part of "Sociology of leisure" course. The material discusses some major features of current leisure patterns, but these activities are also central to modern life itself and thus have interests for sociologists. The RLO explains how sociological theory has recently focused on the importance of bodies as outward signs of social processes. An additional sociological themes turns on stigmatisation and how people manage social life with ‘unusual’ bodies. The Leisure Studies material goes on to summarise some ‘applied’ work on topics such as stigmatised bodies or modified bodies ( including tattooed or pierced bodies and cosmetic surgery). The RLO ends with a discussion of obese bodies. Students will be expected to work through the RLO and then specialise in one of the applied areas... Show More
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