Sociology of the Body A Reader

ISBN-10: 0195425480

ISBN-13: 9780195425482

Edition: 2008

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Description: Sociology of the Body: A Reader is an introductory text-reader that provides second- to fourth-year university students with an overview of theories of the body and substantive body issues. The text approaches a sociological understanding of the body through the work of classical theorists and the most recent stream of sociological theorizing on bodies.

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Book details

List price: $80.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/9/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 408
Size: 6.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.650
Language: English

Tracing the body in classical and contemporary theory
The body in sociology
Bringing bodies back in : a decade review
Foucault, femininity, and the modernization of patriarchal power
Bodies in historical context
From The civilizing process : the history of manners
Body : tomb, temple, machine, and self
The Hottentot and the prostitute : toward an iconography of female sexuality
Presenting the body
'Introduction' from The presentation of self in everyday life
Big handsome men, bears, and others : virtual constructions of 'fat male embodiment'
Nurturing and negligence : working on others' bodies in Fiji
Medical social control of the body
Discipline and dehumanization in a total institution : institutional survivors' descriptions of time-out rooms
The anthropological born criminal
The destruction of 'lives not worth living'
Gendered bodies
From $acred to disembodied motherhood : breast-feeding with the experts and the state
Anorexia nervosa : psychopathology as the crystallization of culture
Men's bodies
Transgressive bodies
'Introduction' from One of us : conjoined twins and the future of normal
Hermaphrodites with attitude : mapping the emergence of intersex political activism
Telling body transgendering stories
Risky bodies
The risk of resistance : perspectives on the mass childhood immunization program
The medical model of the body as a site of risk : a case study of childbirth
Contemporary hospice care : the sequestration of the unbounded body and 'dirty dying'
Reproductive bodies
The egg and the sperm : how science has constructed a romance based on stereotypical male-female roles
'Fetal rights' : a new assault on feminism
Bodies out of time : women's reproductive firsts
Children's bodies
Children's lived bodies in everyday life
Becoming a gendered body : practices of preschools
The gaze of the psychologist
Working bodies
The contented worker
Scrubbing in Maine
Exotic dancing and the negotiation of identity : the multiple uses of body technologies
Disabled bodies
Somewhere a mockingbird
Coming to terms : masculinity and physical disability
(In)visibility : accounts of embodiment of women with physical disabilities and differences
Sporting bodies
'Holding back' : negotiating a glass ceiling on women's muscular strength
Looking into masculinity : sport, media, and the construction of the male body beautiful
Sport, genetics, and the 'natural athlete' : the resurgence of racial science
Racialized bodies
Feared and revered : media representations of racialized and gendered bodies - a case study
The future of reproductive choice for poor women and women of colour
Gendered racial violence and spatialized justice : the murder of Pamela George
Consumer bodies
'Modern primitivism' : non-mainstream body modification and racialized representation
Women and their hair : seeking power through resistance and accommodation
'A dubious equality' : men, women, and cosmetic surgery
Aging bodies
Meno-boomers and moral guardians : an exploration of the cultural construction of menopause
Forever functional : sexual fitness and the aging male body
Aging, Alzheimer's, and the uncivilized body
Postmodern bodies
A cyborg manifesto : science, technology, and socialist-feminism in the late twentieth century
Cyberpunk, biomedicine, and the high-tech body
The sacrificial body of Orlan
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