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Real Bodies : A Sociological Introduction - Mary Evans

Real Bodies

A Sociological Introduction

By: Mary Evans (Editor), Ellie Lee (Editor)

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Published: 27th June 2002
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This introductory text sets out to make the links between sociological theories of the body and actual human behaviour and experience. It covers a broad range of topics, from long-standing sociological concerns to more contemporary issues. With a focus on the changeability of the body, it examines the part that bodies play in the social construction of categories such as race, sexuality and disability and explores how we express ourselves through our bodies, whether in eating, dress or pain. It also debates how the body is regulated, both through the life course and in reproduction.

Real Bodies: An Introduction; M.Evans The Masculine Body; S,Sheldon Sexualized Bodies; K.Stephen Racialized Bodies; S.Ahmed The 'Disabled' Body; C.Thomas The Body in Pain; D.Morgan The Child's Body; J.Bridgeman The Pregnant Body; E.Lee and E.Jackson The Dressed Body; J.Entwistle Feeding the Body; J.Sayers Ageing Bodies; H.Biggs

ISBN: 9780333947524
ISBN-10: 0333947525
Series: Series 5
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 204
Published: 27th June 2002
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.9  x 1.17
Weight (kg): 21.7
Edition Number: 1