The Body : A Reader, Paperback Book

The Body : A Reader Paperback

Edited by Mariam Fraser, Monica Greco

Part of the Routledge Student Readers series

Description

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.

Information

  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 368 pages, 9 black & white illustrations, 1 black & white line drawings
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Sociology & anthropology
  • ISBN: 9780415340083

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