Body Women Society


Women’s Studies

Master’s/ Doctoral Program Name

M.A. in Women’s Studies

Course Name

Body Women Society


Assoc. Prof. Dr. Aylin Nazlı

The Lecturer’s E-Mail Address

Course Status


Elective   X

Course Credits

Theoretical Credits:   3       

Practise Credits: …

Total Credits: 3

Course ECTS


Semester Course

 1.Fall X        2.Spring □         3.Fall □           4.Spring  □  


The Aim Of The Course

This Course aims to indicate the social relationship between society and body and conceptualize the body as a ‘social’ to allow for social changes in the wider social context.



Course Content

The body has become important in contemporary culture as a consequence of major changes in the nature of medical practice, medical technologies, the changing structure of diseases and because of the greying of the human populations e.g. in the advenced industrial societies. The human body therefore has become a focus of much social sciences and researches as a consequences of macro changes in the social, economic and cultural contexts. Because of this, the body has become ‘visible’ in the sociology and the sociology of the body has emerged as a distinct area of social studies and importance of the body has been highlighted by a growing number of sociologist since the 1980’s.

Reguested or Recommended Reading List

Bauman, Z., (2000), Postmodernlik ve Hoşnutsuzlukları, Ayrıntı Yay.

Bauman, Z., (2000), ‘Postmodern Adventures of Life and Death’, Modernity, Medicine and Health, Edit: G.Scambler, Routledge.

Bauman, Z., (2001), Parçalanmış Hayat, Ayrıntı, Yay.

Baudrillard, J., (1997) Tüketim Toplumu, Ayrıntı Yay.

Baudrillard, J., (2002) Simgesel Değiş Tokuş ve Ölüm, Boğaziçi Üniv. Yay.

Bourdieu, P., (1996), Distinction: A Social Critique of the Judgement of the Taste, Routledge.

Bury, M., (1998) “Postmodernity and Health” Modernity, Medicine and Medical Sociology Towards 200, edit: G Scambler, P. Higgs, Routledge.

Featherstone, M & Turner, B.S., (2001), The Body: Social Process and Cultural Theory, Sage Pub.

Featherstone, M., (1991), “The Body in Consumer Culture” The Body and Social Process and Cultural Theory (eds.) Featherstone, M. and Hepworth, M. and Turner, B.S., Sage Pub.

Featherstone, M., (1996), Consumer Culture and Postmodernism, Sage Pub.

Featherstone, M. and Hepworth, M., (1991), “The Mask of Aging and The Post-modern Life Course” The Body and Social Process and Culture Theory (eds.) Featherstone, M. and Hepworth, M. and Turner, B.S., Sage Pub.

Shilling, C., (2000), The Body and Social Theory, Sage Pub.

Turner, B.S., (2001), Body & Society, Sage Pub.

Turner, B.S., (1992), Regulating Bodies Essays in Medical Sociology, Routledge Pub.




Title,Name and Surname       : Assoc. Prof. Dr. Aylin Nazlı