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Body Matters : Essays On The Sociology Of The Body - Sue Scott

Body Matters

Essays On The Sociology Of The Body

By: Sue Scott (Editor), David Morgan (Editor)

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Published: 28th June 2005
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The study of the body has developed rapidly in the social sciences and humanities in recent years, and Body Matters reflects the exciting ferment of ideas and research that is taking place in this area. This collection tackles diverse themes: sex therapy, prostitution, the male body, the management of children and food, contemporary dance, body building and images of lesbianism. Underlying this diversity are some common themes related to sex and gender, control and discipline, and popular imagery. The essays examine the social construction of the body, including issues of femininity and masculinity, and the relationship between culture and the body, and the body as a commodity. Body Matters demonstrates the links with central issues of sociological theory, concluding that the study of the body is not an esoteric 'specialism' but a central strand in modern social thought.

Bodies in a social landscape
"With My Body I Thee Worship"
dance and the culture of body
pumping iron
you too can have a body like mine - reflections on the male body and masculinities
selling the body, deeping the soul - sexuality, power, the theories and realities of prostitution
the inverted gaze, Ruth Waterhouse; purity and pollution - body management and the social place of infancy
afterward - constructing a research agenda
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ISBN: 9781850009429
ISBN-10: 1850009422
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 160
Published: 28th June 2005
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.9  x 1.1
Weight (kg): 0.41
Edition Number: 1