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ANTHONY SYNNOTT

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ANTHONY SYNNOTT
BornScotland
🏳️ NationalityCanadian-British
💼 Occupation
Professor Emeritus

Anthony Synnott, is a Canadian sociologist of Scottish-Irish background. His principle work is Sociology of the body and the senses to men and masculinities. He is the author or co-author of five books, has published about 80 articles, chapters and reviews as well as posted about 40 blogs on Psychology Today..[1]

Biography[edit]

Personal[edit]

Scottish born Anthony Synnott served briefly in the Royal Navy and the Jesuits. He is currently Professor Emeritus in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Concordia University in Montreal.[2] His research has ranged over many topics, including the body and senses, Men and Masculinities, Visual sociology, Social problems in Canada. Anthony Synnott retired in June 2015. He is currently engaged in composing Nonsense verse and writing occasional blogs for Psychology Today and a collection of essays..

Education[edit]

Synnott earned a B.Sc. (Econ) at the London School of Economics., then his M.A.at the University of Western Ontario and his PhD from London University.

Selected publications[edit]

Books[edit]

  • Synnott, Anthony (1993). The Body Social. Symbolism, Self and Society. London & New York: Routledge. ISBN 9780415103596. Search this book on Amazon.com Logo.png Reprinted in 1996. Translated into Japanese and Korean).
  • Synnott, Anthony; Classen, Constance; Howes, David (1994). Aroma. The Cultural History of Smell. London: Routledge. ISBN 9780415114738. Search this book on Amazon.com Logo.png.Translated into Greek, Portuguese, Japanese and Korean.
  • Synnott, Anthony (1996). Shadows: Issues and Social Problems in Canada. Toronto: Prentice-Hall. ISBN 978-0134099132. Search this book on Amazon.com Logo.png Using the polyphony of three theoretical perspectives, Synnott analyses poverty, crime, suicide, racism, and alcoholism against the “shadows” of Canadian history.
  • Synnott, Anthony (2016). The Power of Sex. The Social Construction of Sex, Genders and Sexualities. Los Angeles: Richard Altschuler & Associates, Inc. ISBN 9781884092213. Search this book on Amazon.com Logo.png[4]

Book chapters (Selected)[edit]

  • 2011 “Theorizing Men: Heroes, Villains and Victims” in M.Harrison and P.Schnarrs (eds) Beyond Borders: Masculinities and Margins. Harriman, TN.: Men's Studies Press: 38-66.[5]
  • 2008 "Body:Tomb, Temple, Machine, Self" in C. Malacrida and J. Low (eds) Sociology of the Body. Oxford: Oxford University Press:38-44. Reprinted from The Body Social.[6]
  • 2007 “In Praise of Men” in Beverly Matthews and Lori Beaman, Exploring Gender in Canada. Toronto: Pearson/Prentice-Hall: 51-5[6]
  • 2005 "Handling Children” in Constance Classen (ed) The Book of Touch. Oxford: Berg: 41-7[7]
  • 2002 “Senses, Sensibilities and Sensualities.” in Coming to Our Senses. (18-23) Jay Haigh and Deirdre Figueiredo (eds.) Birmingham: Craftspace Touring.[8]
  • 1998 “Fighting Back: Reactions and Resistance to Sizism: Co-authored with Leanne Joanisse in Jeffrey Sobal and Donna Maurer (eds), Interpreting Weight: The Social Management of Fatness and Thinness. New York: Aldine de Gruyter.[9]
  • 1995 “Roses, Coffee and Lovers: The Meanings of Smell". In Avery Gilbert (ed) Compendium of Olfactory Research, 1982 - 1994. New York: The Olfactory Research Fund, 117-28.[10][11]
  • 1995 "Canada's Visible Minorities: Identity and Representation." in Vered Amit-Talai and Caroline Knowles (eds) Resituating Identities: The Politics of Race, Ethnicity and Culture. Peterborough, ON: Broadview Press.
  • 1992 "Beauty-Goodness, Ugly-Evil: The Semiotics of Appearance and Morality." in Michel Balat and Janice Deledalle-Thodes (eds) Signs of Humanity: l'homme et les signes. Mouton de Gruyter: 271-82.
  • 1991 "Puzzling over the Senses: From Plato to Marx." in David Howes (ed) Varieties of Sensory Experience. Toronto: University of Toronto Press: 61-76.
  • 1991 Beauty and Goodness, Mirrors and Masks: A Sociology of Beauty and the Face." in Ray B. Browne and Pat Browne (eds) Digging into Popular Culture. Bowling Green, Ohio: Bowling Green State University Popular Press: 116-64. (Requested update from BJS 1989-90.)
  • 1990 "Pink Flamingoes: Symbols and Symbolism in Yard Art.' in Ray B. Browne et al. (eds) Dominant Symbols in Popular Culture.Bowling Green, Ohio: Bowling Green State University Popular Press: 209-223.
  • 1987 "Sociology of the Body: Symbols, Rituals and the Body." in Martin D. Schwartz (ed). The Humanist Sociology Resource Book. Washington: American Sociological Association Teaching Resources Center: 28-31.
  • 1987 "Teaching Social Problems." in Martin D. Schwartz (ed) The Humanist Sociology Resource Book. Washington: American Sociological Association Teaching Resources Center: 78-80.
  • 1986 "My Father became my Son." Co-authored with Madeleine Synnott and Lynn Connell in Family Service Canada (ed) Constructing a Family Perspective. Proceedings of the Fourth National Annual Conference. Ottawa: 233-41.
  • 1975. "Violence and Black Identity." (et al.) in Dennis Forsythe (ed) Alienation and Black Rebellion. Washington College and Universities Press ; 157-75.
  • 1973 "The Indians and Inuit of Quebec." 3 chapters in T. Ornstein (ed) The First Peoples in Quebec. Montreal: Native North American Studies Institute.

Book reviews (Selected)[edit]

  • 2006 John Bartkowski, The Promise Keepers.Servants, Soldiers and Godly Men. New Jersey: Rutgers University Press, in Sociology of Religion. Vol. 67 No. 1:109-11.[12]
  • 2004 Clifford Putney, Muscular Christianity: Manhood and Sports in Protestant America,1880-1920. Cambridge: Harvard University Press in Sociology of Religion. Vol.65: No3:311-3.[13]
  • 2001 Eduardo P. Archetti, Masculinities: Football, Polo and the Tango in Argentina and Gary Armstrong, Football Hooligans: Knowing the Score (both from Berg Press); Suzette Heald, Manhood and Morality: Sex, Violence and Ritual in Gisu Society in Contemporary Sociology..

Articles (Selected)[edit]

  • 2015 “Hair” P. Whelan and A. Bolin (eds) International Encyclopedia of Sexuality. London: John Wiley.[14]
  • 2015 “Bodily Senses” P. Whelan and A. Bolin (eds) International Encyclopedia of Sexuality. London: John Wiley.[15]
  • 2008 “Men’s Movements” James T. Sears(ed) The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Love, Courtship and Sexuality through History. Vol. 6. London: Greenwood Press: 156-9.
  • 2009 “Uglyism” Glimpse. Vol. 1, No.1 :3-7.
  • 2006 “The Beauty Mystique” Facial Plastic Surgery Vol 22 No 3 163-74.[16]
  • 2007 “Sociologia del Olor” Revista Mexican de Sociologia Vol 65:2: Abril-Junio:431-64.[17]
  • 1992 "Tomb, Temple, Machine and Self": Social construction of the body-The British Journal of Sociology, v43 n1 (199203): 79.[18]
  • 1992 "From Measurement to Meaning": Anthropology of the body." Anthropos, 87: 147-66. David Howes, co-author.[19]
  • 1992 "The Eye and The I: A Sociology of Sight." International Journal of Politics, Culture, and Society. vol. 5, no. 4. Summer: 617-36.[20]
  • 1991 "A sociology of smell"- Canadian Review of Sociology and Anthropology - Vol. 28, 1991, 437.[21]
  • 1990 "Truth and Goodness. Mirrors and Masks: a Sociology of Beauty and the Face" Part 2. The British Journal of Sociology. Vol. 41, No. 1. March: 55-76.[22]
  • 1990 "The Beauty Mystique: Ethics and Aesthetics in the Bond Genre." The International Journal of Politics, Culture and Society. Vol.3 No. 3: 407-426.
  • 1990 "On Elevators. The Ten Commandments of Otis." The Journal of Irreproducible Results.
  • 1989 "Truth and Goodness, Mirrors and Masks: A Sociology of Beauty and the Face." pt.1. The British Journal of Sociology. Vol.40 No. 4. 607-36.
  • 1988 "The Good Samaritan. Perspectives on Violence." Journal of Irreproducible results. Vol.33 No. 3:12.
  • 1988. "Physical, Mystical and Spiritual. The Body in Christian Thought." Sante, Culture, Health. Vol.5 No.3: 267-89.
  • 1987 "Shame and Glory: A Sociology of Hair." British Journal of Sociology. Vol.38 No. 3: 381-413.
  • 1985 "Symbolic Replica. A sociology of Cemeteries." International Journal of Visual Sociology Vol. 3,No.2:46-56
  • 1983 "The Presentation of Gender in Advertising. The Case of the New York Times, 1983." International Journal of Visual Sociology. Vol. 1 47-64.
  • 1983 "Little Angels, Little Devils. A Sociology of Children." Canadian Review of Sociology and Anthropology Vol.20, No. 1:79-95.
  • 1981 "Toward a Sociology of Seating." American Sociological Association Teaching Newsletter. Vol. 6 No.3.
  • 1980 "Toward a Sociology of Mistakes. American Sociology Association Teaching Newsletter Vol. 6 No.2.

Community Service[edit]

  • "Psychology Today blogs" (2010–present).[ttps://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/index]
  • "Chair of Department": (1999-2002, 2013)
  • "Board Member": American Men's Studies Association. (2002-5)
  • "Board Member": Canadian Association for Irish Studies. (1999-2001)
  • "Secretary-Treasurer": Canadian Sociology and Anthropology Association (1989–92)
  • "Soccer Coach", City of Westmount.(1974–81)
  • "Board Member": Manitou College. Lamacaza, Quebec.(1973-5)
  • "Lecturer": Native North American Studies Institute.(1971-3)

Media (Select)[edit]

  • Hair, Beards and Power: Taking it on the chin, The Economist
  • The Boys of Brazil: Globe and Mail
  • Beyond Macho: Defining a Man's Walk: Montreal Gazette
  • Le Cruel Destin des Moches: La Presse
  • Move Over, My Pretty, Ugly Is Here: New York Times
  • L’entrevue –Au Secours du Sexe Fort: Le Devoir

References[edit]

  1. "The Mystery of Love and Attraction". Psychology Today. Retrieved 2018-11-09.
  2. "Faculty". www.concordia.ca. Retrieved 2018-11-09.
  3. "Anthony Synnott".
  4. "Concordia professor's research has major sex appeal".
  5. Beyond borders : Masculinities and margins : The 17th annual American Men's Studies Association conference proceedings. Harriman, Tenn. : Men's Studies Press. 2011. ISBN 9781931342315. Search this book on Amazon.com Logo.png
  6. "Beverly Matthews".
  7. "The Book of Touch".
  8. "Coming to our senses: A multi-sensory ethnography of class and multiculture in East London".
  9. Interpreting Weight : The Social Management of Fatness and Thinness. Routledge. 2017-07-05. ISBN 9781351511728. Search this book on Amazon.com Logo.png
  10. Synnott, Anthony; Howes, David (1992). "From Measurement to Meaning. Anthropologies of the Body". Anthropos. 87 (1/3): 147–166. JSTOR 40462579.
  11. http://www.uky.edu/~cebatt2/research/Selected_Bibliography_05-13.pdf/. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  12. Synnott, A. J. (2006). "The Promise Keepers: Servants, Soldiers and Godly Men, by John P. Bartkowski. New Jersey: Rutgers University Press, 2004, 184pp.; $60.00 USD (cloth), $21.95 USD (paper)". Sociology of Religion. 67: 109–111. doi:10.1093/socrel/67.1.109.
  13. {{Cite web=http://go.galegroup.com/ps/anonymous?id=GALE%7CA123708984&sid=googleScholar&v=2.1&it=r&linkaccess=abs&issn=10694404&p=AONE&sw=w}}
  14. Synnott, Anthony (2015). "Head hair". The International Encyclopedia of Human Sexuality. pp. 501–581. doi:10.1002/9781118896877.wbiehs200. ISBN 9781118896877. Search this book on Amazon.com Logo.png
  15. Synnott, Anthony (2015). "Bodily senses". The International Encyclopedia of Human Sexuality. pp. 1–4. doi:10.1002/9781118896877.wbiehs060. ISBN 9781118896877. Search this book on Amazon.com Logo.png
  16. Synnott, A. (2006). "The beauty mystique". Facial Plastic Surgery : FPS. 22 (3): 163–74. doi:10.1055/s-2006-950173. PMID 17048156.
  17. https://www.scielo.org.mx/scielo.php?pid=S0188-25032003000200006&script=sci_abstract. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  18. . OCLC 7375189118. Missing or empty |title= (help) Search this book on Amazon.com Logo.png
  19. Synnott, Anthony; Howes, David (1992). "From Measurement to Meaning. Anthropologies of the Body". Anthropos. 87 (1/3): 147–166. JSTOR 40462579.
  20. "The eye and I: A sociology of sight".
  21. Synnott, Anthony (2008). "A sociology of smell". Canadian Review of Sociology/Revue Canadienne de Sociologie. 28 (4): 437–459. doi:10.1111/j.1755-618X.1991.tb00164.x.
  22. "Truth and Goodness, Mirrors and Masks Part II: A Sociology of Beauty and the Face".


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