Body Studies: An Introduction by Margo DeMello

By Margo DeMello

In contemporary years, physique reports has extended swiftly, turning into an more and more well known box of research inside of anthropology, sociology, and cultural reviews. This groundbreaking textbook takes the themes and theories from those disciplines, and combines them into one unmarried, simply available textual content for students.

Body Studies is a complete textbook at the social and cultural makes use of and meanings of the physique, to be used in undergraduate collage classes. Its transparent, available chapters discover, between different things:

  • the dimension and category of the human body

  • illness and healing

  • the racialized body

  • the gendered body

  • cultural perceptions of beauty

  • new physically technologies.

This e-book investigates how strength performs an immense function within the makes use of, perspectives, and shapes of the body—as good as how the physique is invested with that means. Body Studies offers a wealth of pedagogic good points for ease of educating and studying: ethnographic case experiences, containers protecting modern controversies, information tales, and legislative concerns, in addition to bankruptcy summaries, additional studying thoughts, and keywords. This ebook will entice scholars and academics of sociology, anthropology, cultural reviews, women’s stories, gender experiences, and ethnic studies.

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