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Body studies : an introduction / Margo DeMello.

  • DeMello, Margo
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"In recent years, body studies has expanded rapidly, becoming an increasingly popular field of study within anthropology, sociology, and cultural studies. This groundbreaking textbook takes the topics and theories from these disciplines, and combines them into one single, easily accessible text for students. Body Studies is a comprehensive textbook on the social and cultural uses and meanings of the body, for use in undergraduate college courses."--back cover.


London ; New York : Routledge/Taylor & Francis Group, 2014.

Physical description

xvii, 348 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm


First Edition.

Bibliographic information

Includes bibliographical references (pages 313-334) and index.


Understanding the body from a social and cultural perspective -- Introduction: theorizing the body -- The scientific and biomedical body -- Healthy and diseased bodies -- Aging bodies -- Reproducing bodies -- Dead bodies -- Mapping difference onto bodies -- Racialized and colonized bodies -- Gendered bodies -- Sexualized bodies -- Classed bodies -- Bodies and privilege -- Beautiful bodies -- Fat and thin bodies -- Extraordinary bodies -- Modified bodies -- Religious bodies -- State and corporate regulation of the body -- Tortured, punished and convict bodies -- Commodified bodies -- Animal bodies -- Bodies of the future -- Conclusion: bodies of the future -- Bibliography.



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