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Ciało jako przedmiot badań socjologicznych – dylematy, pominięcia, możliwości
Body in sociological research – questions, omissions, prospects

Author(s): Honorata Jakubowska
Subject(s): Social Sciences
Published by: Uniwersytet Łódzki - Wydział Ekonomiczno-Socjologiczny
Keywords: body/embodiment; empirical research; subject of research; theory; methodology; discoursivisation

Summary/Abstract: The aim of this article is to look at the analyses of the body/corporeality carried out by Polish sociologists and at the currently pursued studies in the area. The article presents the dilemmas that the researcher of the body/corporeality faces, mainly due to the nature of the research object, but also resulting from associated methodological difficulties. Secondly, the paper also points at some important empirical omissions – that is, areas or methods of research that have not, so far, gained enough attention of the researchers. Thirdly, a list of recommendations for possible, potentially attractive new fields of exploration for the sociology of the body is presented.

  • Issue Year: VIII/2012
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 12-31
  • Page Count: 20
  • Language: Polish