Marrying the social and the biological? A rejoinder to Newton
UNSPECIFIED (2003) Marrying the social and the biological? A rejoinder to Newton. SOCIOLOGICAL REVIEW, 51 (4). pp. 550-561. ISSN 0038-0261Full text not available from this repository.
Marrying the biological and the social raises a complex series of issues that defy easy answer or simple resolution. In this brief rejoinder toNewton's (2003) recent paper in this journal -'Truly embodied sociology: marrying the social and the biological?'- I take up some of these issues through: (i) a restatement of my own position in these debates and the broader sociological context within which it is located; (ii) a discussion of various problems and tensions within Newton's own critique of this 'nascent material-corporeal' project to date. Newton's paper, it is concluded, is a welcome, timely and topical contribution to these (evolving) debates, though any such 'dispute' is probably more apparent than real: a case, in short, of reinforcing arguments about the complexity of these relations and the consequent need to 'tread warily'.
|Item Type:||Journal Item|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HM Sociology|
|Journal or Publication Title:||SOCIOLOGICAL REVIEW|
|Publisher:||BLACKWELL PUBL LTD|
|Official Date:||November 2003|
|Number of Pages:||12|
|Page Range:||pp. 550-561|
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