ISBN-10:
0415699304
ISBN-13:
9780415699303
Pub. Date:
01/30/2014
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Body Studies: An Introduction / Edition 1

Body Studies: An Introduction / Edition 1

by Margo DeMello

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Body Studies: An Introduction / Edition 1

While body studies is a rapidly expanding field in anthropology, sociology, and cultural studies, there are very few texts for professors to assign their students, and none that take the topics and theories from these disciplines, and combine them into one single, easily-accessible text for students. That means that professors who teach courses on the body rely upon a variety of books, ethnographies and collections, and many others simply create their own readers with articles from books and journals. An Introduction to Body Studies would be the first comprehensive textbook available for college use. It will look at the body from a historical and cross-cultural perspective, and will consider the social and cultural construction of the body, the body as metaphor, the social and cultural markings on the body, and how ideas about the body have changed over time.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780415699303
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 01/30/2014
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 486,587
Product dimensions: 9.00(w) x 6.10(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Margo DeMello is a Lecturer in the Department of Communications, Humanities & Social Sciences, Central New Mexico Community College, US.

Table of Contents

Part I: Understanding the Body from a Social and Cultural Perspective 1. Introduction: Theorizing the Body Part II: The Scientific and Biomedical Body 2. Healthy and Diseased Bodies 3. Aging Bodies 4. Reproducing Bodies 5. Dead Bodies Part III: Mapping Difference onto Bodies 6. Racialized and Colonized Bodies 7. Gendered Bodies 8. Sexualized Bodies 9. Classed Bodies Part IV: Bodies and Privilege 10. Beautiful Bodies 11. Fat and Thin Bodies Part V: Extraordinary Bodies 12. Modified Bodies 13. Religious Bodies Part VI: State and Corporate Regulation of the Body 14. Tortured, Punished and Convict Bodies 15. Commodified Bodies 16. Animal Bodies Part VII: Bodies of the Future 17. Conclusion: Bodies of the Future. Bibliography

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