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Key concepts in body and society

Author: Kate Cregan
Publisher: Los Angeles : SAGE, 2012.
Series: SAGE key concepts.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book provides a clear, focused road map to the study of the body in society. It defines, explains and applies core topics relating to the human body demonstrating how we approach it as a social phenomenon. Each concept: Includes an easy to understand definition ; Provides real-world examples ; Gives suggestions for further reading ; Is carefully cross-referenced to other related concepts. Written to meet the  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kate Cregan
ISBN: 9781847875440 1847875440 9781847875433 1847875432
OCLC Number: 794038022
Description: vii, 213 pages ; 21 cm.
Contents: Ageing and childhood --
Anorexia/bulimia/obesity --
Appearance and beauty --
Civilizing processes --
Class/caste --
Clothing --
Colonialism/post-colonialism --
Consumption --
Cyborgs --
Death and dying --
Difference --
Disability/ability --
Discourse --
Dualism --
Emotion --
Feminism --
Food and eating --
Gender/sex --
Genetics --
Gesture and habits --
Habitus --
Health and illness --
Identity --
Media and representation --
Medicine and science --
Modification/dysmorphias --
Nature/culture --
Pain --
Performativity --
Phenomenology --
Power --
Private and public --
Psychoanalysis --
Queer --
Race/ethnicity --
Religion --
Reproduction --
Sexuality --
Sport --
Technology --
Violence --
Work --
Youth and children.
Series Title: SAGE key concepts.
Other Titles: Body and society
Responsibility: Kate Cregan.

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