Essays on the Sociology of the Body
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Body Matters by Sue Scott
Book DescriptionFocusing on the sociological embodiment of various "social actors", the authors consider the subsequent links with the constraints of daily life i.e. the male body, female therapists, body builders, marital and sexual counsellors, sex workers. They present recent or new research findings on aspects of the body, variants from what is conventionally seen as "natural" and consider and question aspects of self-image versus society's expectations. A number of developments in discussions of the body on such topics as feminist thought, the study of health and illness and cultural theory are presented as a series of essays which demonstrate the variety of interests mentioned.; The book is aimed at undergraduates/postgraduates students and lecturers in sociology, cultural studies, women's and gender studies.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781850009429
(234mm x 156mm x 11mm)
Imprint: Routledge Falmer
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 19-Apr-1993
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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