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Anthony Synnott, is a Canadian sociologist of Scottish-Irish background. His principle idea is Sociology of the body and the senses to men and masculinities. He is the author or co-author of five books which most of them are translated to Korean, Japanese, Portuguese and Greek. He has about 80 articles, chapters and reviews as well as posting occasional blogs on Psychology Today..[1]

Biography[edit | edit source]

Personal[edit | edit source]

British 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, subjectivity 'The eye and the I', Men and Masculinities, Visual sociology, Social problems, Pink Flamingoes, Satire and Cemeteries. His publications include five books and over 50 articles and chapters in various Canadian, British, American, German, and Dutch journals and books. Anthony Synnott retired in June 2015. He is currently engaged in composing Nonsense verse and writing a blog for Psychology Today.

Education[edit | edit source]

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 | edit source]

Books[edit | edit source]

  • Synnott, Anthony (1993). The Body Social. Symbolism, Self and Society. London & New York: Routledge. ISBN 9780415103596. 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.

Translated into Greek, Portuguese, Japanese and Korean.

  • Synnott, Anthony (1996). Shadows: Issues and Social Problems in Canada. Toronto: Prentice-Hall. ISBN 978-0134099132.

Using the polyphony of three theoretical perspectives, Synnott analyses poverty, crime, suicide, racism, and alcoholism against the “shadows” of Canadian history.

  • Synnott, Anthony (2009). Re-Thinking Men. Heroes, Villains and Victims. London: Ashgate. ISBN 9780754677093.[3]
  • Synnott, Anthony (2016). The Power of Sex. The Social Construction of Sex, Genders and Sexualities. Los Angeles: Richard Altschuler & Associates, Inc. ISBN 9781884092213.[4]

Book chapters[edit | edit source]

  • 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[7]
  • 2005 "Handling Children” in Constance Classen (ed) The Book of Touch. Oxford: Berg: 41-7[8]
  • 2002 “Senses, Sensibilities and Sensualities.” in Coming to Our Senses. (18-23) Jay Haigh and Deirdre Figueiredo (eds.) Birmingham: Craftspace Touring.[9]
  • 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.[10]
  • “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.[11][12]

Book review[edit | edit source]

Articles[edit | edit source]

Awards'[edit | edit source]

  • "Psychology Today blogs" (2010–present).[ttps://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/index]
  • "Chair of Department": Psychology Today blogs(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)

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References[edit | edit source]

  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.
  6. Howson, Alexandra (2013-04-03). Body: Tomb, Temple, Machine, Self. ISBN 9780745664002.
  7. "Beverly Matthews".
  8. "The Book of Touch".
  9. "Coming to our senses: A multi-sensory ethnography of class and multiculture in East London".
  10. Interpreting Weight : The Social Management of Fatness and Thinness. Routledge. 2017-07-05. ISBN 9781351511728.
  11. Synnott, Anthony; Howes, David (1992). "From Measurement to Meaning. Anthropologies of the Body". Anthropos. 87 (1/3): 147–166. JSTOR 40462579.
  12. http://www.uky.edu/~cebatt2/research/Selected_Bibliography_05-13.pdf/. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  13. 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.
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  16. Synnott, Anthony (2015). "Head hair". The International Encyclopedia of Human Sexuality. pp. 501–581. doi:10.1002/9781118896877.wbiehs200. ISBN 9781118896877.
  17. Synnott, Anthony (2015). "Bodily senses". The International Encyclopedia of Human Sexuality. pp. 1–4. doi:10.1002/9781118896877.wbiehs060. ISBN 9781118896877.
  18. Synnott, A. (2006). "The beauty mystique". Facial Plastic Surgery : FPS. 22 (3): 163–74. doi:10.1055/s-2006-950173. PMID 17048156.
  19. https://www.scielo.org.mx/scielo.php?pid=S0188-25032003000200006&script=sci_abstract. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  20. . OCLC 7375189118. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  21. Synnott, Anthony; Howes, David (1992). "From Measurement to Meaning. Anthropologies of the Body". Anthropos. 87 (1/3): 147–166. JSTOR 40462579.
  22. "The eye and I: A sociology of sight".
  23. 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.
  24. "Truth and Goodness, Mirrors and Masks Part II: A Sociology of Beauty and the Face".

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