The Body : A Reader, Paperback Book

The Body : A Reader Paperback

Edited by Mariam Fraser, Monica Greco

Part of the Routledge Student Readers series


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.


  • 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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