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ERIC Number: EJ890358
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Jul
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 36
ISSN: ISSN-0092-055X
Embodying Sociological Mindfulness: Learning about Social Inequality through the Body
MacNevin, Audrey L.
Teaching Sociology, v32 n3 p314-321 Jul 2004
This paper reports on a teaching and learning technique that uses the power of everyday body language and proxemics to illustrate forms of social inequality. More significantly, the active learning exercises assist students to feel the fact that the making and maintaining of power relations is an intimate and visceral matter. In keeping with classroom approaches that attempt to bring sociology to life in unconventional ways and to acknowledge an increasingly diverse student population, the exercises provide opportunities for students to actively engage their bodies in the subject matter of sociology. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Language: English
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