New PDF release: Body Studies: An Introduction

By Margo DeMello

In contemporary years, physique reviews has elevated speedily, changing into an more and more well known box of research inside of anthropology, sociology, and cultural reviews. This groundbreaking textbook takes the subjects and theories from those disciplines, and combines them into one unmarried, simply available textual content for students.

Body Studies is a finished textbook at the social and cultural makes use of and meanings of the physique, to be used in undergraduate university classes. Its transparent, available chapters discover, between different things:

  • the dimension and class of the human body

  • illness and healing

  • the racialized body

  • the gendered body

  • cultural perceptions of beauty

  • new physically technologies.

This ebook investigates how energy performs an incredible function within the makes use of, perspectives, and shapes of the body—as good as how the physique is invested with which means. Body Studies presents a wealth of pedagogic good points for ease of training and studying: ethnographic case stories, bins masking modern controversies, information tales, and legislative concerns, in addition to bankruptcy summaries, extra interpreting strategies, and key phrases. This ebook will attract scholars and academics of sociology, anthropology, cultural stories, women’s stories, gender reports, and ethnic studies.

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