Body Studies: An Introduction by Margo DeMello

By Margo DeMello

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



Body Studies is a entire textbook at the social and cultural makes use of and meanings of the physique, to be used in undergraduate university classes. Its transparent, obtainable 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 booklet investigates how energy performs a big 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 positive factors for ease of training and studying: ethnographic case reviews, bins masking modern controversies, information tales, and legislative concerns, in addition to bankruptcy summaries, additional interpreting options, and keyword phrases. This booklet will attract scholars and lecturers of sociology, anthropology, cultural stories, women’s reviews, gender reports, and ethnic studies.

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