Are you sitting comfortably? The political economy of the body
Article first published online: 22 JAN 2009
© 2009 The Author. Journal compilation © 2009 Foundation for the Sociology of Health & Illness/Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Sociology of Health & Illness
Volume 31, Issue 1, pages 35–50, January 2009
How to Cite
Wilkin, P. (2009), Are you sitting comfortably? The political economy of the body. Sociology of Health & Illness, 31: 35–50. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-9566.2008.01111.x
- Issue published online: 22 JAN 2009
- Article first published online: 22 JAN 2009
Diagram 1. A teenager relaxing
Diagram 2. Abdominal muscles that support and stabilise the back
Diagram 3. The S-shaped spine
Diagram 4. Corbusier’s recliner
Diagram 5. C-shaped posture
Diagram 6. The impact of sitting at 90° (right-angle) on the seat bones at the base of the spine.
Diagram 7. Saddle Chairs.
Diagram 8. Conventional office seating and Mandal’s forward sloped seating and tilting desk
Diagram 9. A woman improvises in order to assume a natural seating posture whilst using badly designed furniture
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