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Author World Forum of Sociology (2008 : Barcelona, Spain)

Title Acting bodies and social networks : a bridge between technology and working memory / edited and introduced by Bianca Maria Pirani and Ivan Varga
Published Lanham : University Press of America, [2010]
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Description 1 online resource (xxxix, 398 pages) : illustrations
Contents Utopian bodies -- Obama as charismatic icon -- A social icon: the "squart" -- Philosophy as memory -- Icons, symbols, cultures -- Increasing diversity in a changing Europe -- The play actors: fleeing bodies, remaining prudishness or ... body under control? -- Body cult and consumption: fashion and beauty in the construction of lifestyles -- Because also I am worthy: the male body on the stage -- Spectacular boobs. A indepth look at sex-themed restaurants and their female waitresses -- Southern bodies: bodies, gender and sexuality in world society -- How do I change his nappy? Disabled mothers and cyber-community -- ... a body under bushes: ghosts in the machine -- About technological bricoleur -- Cyborg identity and contemporary techno-utopias: adaptations and transformations of the body in the age of nanotechnology -- Body becoming architecture: a continuum for the body's interface with architecture through digital networks -- Resistances of the body. The presence of the human body in the automated world -- Social bodies and locative technologies -- Neurosociological foundations of social networks: distress-dependent synaptic architecture in social systems -- Technology, memory and the (mind)body: towards the integration of the biological and the cultural in the analysis of human social behavior -- Technology and the body in aboriginal identity making -- Bodies in canyoneering: an essay on socio-geographic mapping -- Bodies in action: performing identity in dating sites -- From the developing mind to developing technology
Notes Selected papers presented at the Research Committee 54 "The body in the social sciences" program of the International Sociological Associations's First World Forum of Sociology held in Barcelona on Sept. 4-8, 2008
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Print version record
Subject Human body -- Social aspects -- Congresses.
Memory -- Social aspects -- Congresses.
Mind and body -- Social aspects -- Congresses.
Social networks -- Congresses.
Social psychology -- Congresses.
Technology -- Social aspects -- Congresses.
Genre/Form Conference papers and proceedings.
Conference papers and proceedings.
Form Electronic book
Author Pirani, Bianca Maria.
Varga, Ivan.
ISBN 076184998X (electronic bk.)
9780761849988 (electronic bk.)
(paperback; alk. paper)
(paperback; alk. paper)