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The body in society : an introduction

Author: Alexandra Howson
Publisher: Cambridge, UK : Polity ; Malden, MA : Distributed in the USA by Blackwell Pub., 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An introduction to the sociology of the body, this book examines what certain aspects of our bodies, such as the size, shape, smell and demeanor, reveal about the social organization of everyday life and how the body is crucial to the way we engage with the world and the people around us.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Alexandra Howson
ISBN: 0745625371 9780745625379 074562538X 9780745625386
OCLC Number: 52031361
Description: 198 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The body in everyday life --
The body, gender and sex --
The civilized body --
The body in consumer culture --
Regulating the body --
Images and experiences of childhood, ageing and death.
Responsibility: Alexandra Howson.
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An introduction to the sociology of the body, this book examines what certain aspects of our bodies, such as the size, shape, smell and demeanor, reveal about the social organization of everyday life and how the body is crucial to the way we engage with the world and the people around us.

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