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    The Social Body: Habit, Identity and Desire.Nick Crossley - 2001 - Sage Publications.
    This book explores both the embodied nature of social life and the social nature of human bodily life. It provides an accessible review of the contemporary social science debates on the body, and develops a coherent new perspective. Nick Crossley critically reviews the literature on mind and body, and also on the body and society. He draws on theoretical insights from the work of Gilbert Ryle, Maurice Merleau-Ponty, George Herbert Mead and Pierre Bourdieu, and shows how the work of these (...)
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  2. Intersubjectivity: The Fabric of Social Becoming.Nick Crossley - 1996 - Sage Publications.
    Articulate and perceptive, Intersubjectivity is a text that explains the notions of intersubjectivity as a central concern of philosophy, sociology, psychology, and politics. Going beyond this broad-ranging introduction and explication, author Nick Crossley provides a critical discussion of intersubjectivity as an interdisciplinary concept to shed light on our understanding of selfhood, communication, citizenship, power, and community. The volume traces the contributions of key thinkers engaged within the intersubjectivist tradition, including Husserl, Buber, Kojeve, Merlau-Ponty, Mead, Wittgenstein, Schutz, and Habermas. A clear, (...)
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    Merleau-Ponty, the Elusive Body and Carnal Sociology.Nick Crossley - 1995 - Body and Society 1 (1):43-63.
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    The Phenomenological Habitus and its Construction.Nick Crossley - 2001 - Theory and Society 30 (1):81-120.
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    Habit and Habitus.Nick Crossley - 2013 - Body and Society 19 (2-3):136-161.
    This article compares the concept of habitus, as formulated in the work of Mauss and Bourdieu, with the concept of habit, as formulated in the work of Merleau-Ponty and Dewey. The rationale for this, on one level, is to seek to clarify these concepts and any distinction that there may be between them – though the article notes the wide variety of uses of both concepts and suggests that these negate the possibility of any definitive definitions or contrasts. More centrally, (...)
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    Body-Subject/Body-Power: Agency, Inscription and Control in Foucault and Merleau-Ponty.Nick Crossley - 1996 - Body and Society 2 (2):99-116.
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    From Reproduction to Transformation.Nick Crossley - 2003 - Theory, Culture and Society 20 (6):43-68.
    The point of departure for this article is the observation that, despite his own personal involvement as an engaged intellectual, Pierre Bourdieu offers a very thin account of social movement activism, and one pre-empted by the rather limited concept of ‘crisis’. The aim of the article, however, is to argue that the central concepts of Bourdieu’s theory of practice can be used to provide an effective and interesting basis for the analysis of social movements, protest and contention. To this end (...)
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    Mapping Reflexive Body Techniques: On Body Modification and Maintenance.Nick Crossley - 2005 - Body and Society 11 (1):1-35.
    This article aims to do two things. The first of these is to introduce the concept of reflexive body techniques into the debate on body modification/maintenance. The value of the concept in relation to this debate, in part, is that it ensures that we conceive of the body as both a subject and an object, modifier and modified, and that we thereby avoid the trap of conceptualizing modification in dualistic terms. Second, the article seeks to explore the pattern of distribution (...)
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  9. The Politics of the Gaze: Between Foucault and Merleau-Ponty. [REVIEW]Nick Crossley - 1993 - Human Studies 16 (4):399 - 419.
  10. Embodied Actors, Sociability and the Limits of Reflexivity.Nick Crossley - 2014 - Body and Society 20 (2):106-112.
    This is a brief response to Loïc Wacquant’s article, ‘Homines in extremis’. The response makes four contributions. First, I consider some of the reasons for the confusion surrounding the habitus concept, arguing that this confusion may be lessened if we revert to ‘habit’ or ‘disposition’. Second, I argue that, irrespective of these terminological quibbles, it is vital that we do not conflate ‘habitus’ and ‘embodied actor’ as some accounts do. There is more to the embodied actor than her habits and (...)
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  11. Ritual, Body Technique, and (Inter) Subjectivity.Nick Crossley - 2004 - In Kevin Schilbrack (ed.), Thinking Through Rituals: Philosophical Perspectives. Routledge. pp. 31--51.
     
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    In the Gym: Motives, Meaning and Moral Careers.Nick Crossley - 2006 - Body and Society 12 (3):23-50.
    Drawing upon ethnographic data, this article analyses 'vocabularies of motive' amongst individuals who work out at a private health club in the Greater Manchester area. The article draws a distinction between motives for starting at a gym and motives for continuing, and analyses each separately. It also seeks to draw out, in the latter case, the many motives which conflict with a stereotypical view of 'working out' found in some academic accounts. Working out is not only an instrumental means of (...)
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    The Circuit Trainer’s Habitus: Reflexive Body Techniques and the Sociality of the Workout.Nick Crossley - 2004 - Body and Society 10 (1):37-69.
    In this article I discuss some of the findings of an on-going ethnographic study of two once-weekly circuit training classes held in one of the growing number of private health and fitness clubs. The article has four aims. First, to demonstrate and explore the active role of the body in a central practice of body modification/maintenance: i.e. circuit training. Second, to demonstrate that circuit training is a social structure which both shapes the activity of the agent and is shaped by (...)
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    Corporeality and Communicative Action: Embodying the Renewal of Critical Theory.Nick Crossley - 1997 - Body and Society 3 (1):17-46.
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    Acknowledgment of External Reviewers for 2004.Elizabeth Armstrong, Ron Aminzade, Kenneth Baynes, Jerome P. Baggett, Fred Block, Christine Boyer, Gene Burns, Nick Couldry, Nick Crossley & Harry F. Dahms - 2005 - Theory and Society 34 (1):109-110.
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    Introduction: Sleeping Bodies.Simon Johnson Williams & Nick Crossley - 2008 - Body and Society 14 (4):1-13.
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    Pretty Connected.Nick Crossley - 2008 - Theory, Culture and Society 25 (6):89-116.
    This article describes and analyses the social network of key actors involved in the `inner circle' of the early UK punk movement in London. It is argued that the network and its structural properties are important if we wish to explain both the emergence of the movement and certain key conflicts within it. The article is empirically based and utilizes the methods of formal social network analysis. A further argument of the paper is that the concept of networks and these (...)
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    Axel Honneth, The Struggle For Recognition: The Moral Grammar of Social Conflicts Trans Joel Anderson, Oxford: Polity, 1995, Pp Xxi + 215, Hb 39.50. [REVIEW]Nick Crossley - 1995 - Hegel Bulletin 16 (2):75-78.
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    Phenomenology, Structuralism and History.Nick Crossley - 2004 - Theoria 51 (103):88-121.
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  20. Article Abstracts & Keywords.Nick Crossley - unknown - Body and Society 11 (1).
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