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The Body: A Reader

Fraser, Mariam and Greco, Monica. 2004. The Body: A Reader. Routledge. ISBN 978-0-415-34007-6 [Book]

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The body has become an increasingly significant concept in recent years and this Reader offers a stimulating overview of the main topics, perspectives and theories surrounding the issue. This broad consideration of the body presents an engagement with a range of social concerns, from the processes of racialization to the vagaries of fashion and performance art, enacted as surgery on the body. Individual sections cover issues such as: the body and social (dis)order, bodies and identities, bodily norms, bodies in health and dis-ease, bodies and technologies.

Containing an extensive critical introduction, contributions from key figures such as Butler, Sedgwick, Martin Scheper-Huges, Haraway and Gilroy, and a series of introductions summarizing each section, this Reader offers students a valuable practical guide and a thorough grounding in the fascinating topic of the body.

Item Type: Book

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Sociology

Date:

2004

Item ID:

3250

Date Deposited:

02 Jul 2010 09:57

Last Modified:

13 Jun 2016 15:19

URI: http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/3250

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