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The body : social and cultural dissections

Author: Lisa Jean Moore; Monica J Casper
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Offers a comprehensive and accessible overview of sociological and cultural perspectives on the human body. This volume subverts the expected content in favor of providing tools for social and cultural analysis.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lisa Jean Moore; Monica J Casper
ISBN: 9780415821957 0415821959 9780415821964 0415821967
OCLC Number: 896836945
Description: xi, 318 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Part 1. Building blocks --
Genes --
Cells and tissues --
Organs --
Fluids --
Bones and muscles ---
Part 2. Systems and their representation --
Central nervous system --
Circulation --
Respiration --
Endocrine system and metabolism --
Digestion --
Reproduction --
Part 3. What others see --
Faces --
Skin --
Hair --
Breasts --
Genitals.
Responsibility: Lisa Jean Moore and Monica J. Casper.

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Offers a comprehensive and accessible overview of sociological and cultural perspectives on the human body. This volume subverts the expected content in favor of providing tools for social and cultural analysis.

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