The Body Book

The Body


  • Author : Mike Featherstone
  • Publisher : SAGE
  • Release Date : 1991-02
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 408
  • ISBN 10 : 0803984138

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The Body Book Description :

This challenging volume reasserts the centrality of the body within social theory as a means to understanding the complex interrelations between nature, culture and society. At a theoretical level, the volume explores the origins of a social theory of the body in sources ranging from the work of Nietzsche to contemporary feminist theory. The importance of a theoretical understanding of the body to social and cultural analysis of contemporary societies is demonstrated through specific case studies. These range from the expression of the emotions, romantic love, dietary practice, consumer culture, fitness and beauty, to media images of women and sexuality. This wide-ranging book draws in part on papers published in Theory,

The Rejected Body Book
Score: 5
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The Rejected Body


  • Author : Susan Wendell
  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • Release Date : 1996
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 206
  • ISBN 10 : 0415910471

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The Rejected Body Book Description :

Some of the most serious questions regarding disability are considered in this book that applies a feminist philosophical perspective to the subject. The author's own experience of long term disability is incorporated into the text.

Exit the Body Book

Exit the Body


  • Author : Fred Carmichael
  • Publisher : Samuel French, Inc.
  • Release Date : 1962
  • Genre: American drama
  • Pages : 91
  • ISBN 10 : 0573608695

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The Body and Social Theory Book
Score: 1
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The Body and Social Theory


  • Author : Chris Shilling
  • Publisher : SAGE
  • Release Date : 2003
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 238
  • ISBN 10 : 0761942858

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The Body and Social Theory Book Description :

This new, updated edition of the best-selling text provides a critical survey of the field; demonstrates how new developments in have made the body a site for social alternatives and individual choices; and elucidates the practical uses of theory in striking and accessible ways.

Body Image and Body Schema Book

Body Image and Body Schema


  • Author : Helena de Preester
  • Publisher : John Benjamins Publishing
  • Release Date : 2005-01-01
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 343
  • ISBN 10 : 9027251983

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Body Image and Body Schema Book Description :

Therefore, this volume offers an interdisciplinary approach from the fields of neuroscience, phenomenology and psychoanalysis

The Media and Body Image Book
Score: 2
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The Media and Body Image


  • Author : Margaret Maria Wykes
  • Publisher : SAGE
  • Release Date : 2005-01-13
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 252
  • ISBN 10 : 0761942483

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The Media and Body Image Book Description :

Drawing together literature from sociology, gender studies and psychology, this text offers a broad discussion on body image in the context of socio-cultural change, gender politics and self-identity.

Body Matters Book

Body Matters


  • Author : Sue Scott
  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • Release Date : 1993
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 148
  • ISBN 10 : 1850009430

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Body Matters Book Description :

The study of the body has developed rapidly in the social sciences and humanities in recent years, and Body Matters reflects the exciting ferment of ideas and research that is taking place in this area. This collection tackles diverse themes: sex therapy, prostitution, the male body, the management of children and food, contemporary dance, body building and images of lesbianism. Underlying this diversity are some common themes related to sex and gender, control and discipline, and popular imagery. The essays examine the social construction of the body, including issues of femininity and masculinity, and the relationship between culture and the body, and the body as a commodity. Body Matters demonstrates the links with central issues of sociological theory, concluding that the study of the body is not an esoteric 'specialism' but a central strand in modern social thought.

Body Modification Book
Score: 2
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Body Modification


  • Author : Mike Featherstone
  • Publisher : SAGE
  • Release Date : 2000-06-06
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 347
  • ISBN 10 : 0761967966

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Body Modification Book Description :

This fascinating collection explores the growing range of body modification practices such as piercing, tattooing, branding, cutting and inserting implants, which have sprung up recently in the West. It asks whether this implies that we are returning to traditional tribal practices of inscribing identities onto bodies on the part of 'modern primitives', or is body modification better understood as purely cosmetic and decorative with body markings merely temporary signs of transferable loyalties? Contributors address the question of the permanence of body transformation through fitness regimes and body building; look at the French performance artist Orlan and the Australian performance artist Stelarc who explored Western standard o

Feminist Theory and the Body Book
Score: 3.5
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Feminist Theory and the Body


  • Author : Janet Price
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Release Date : 1999
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 487
  • ISBN 10 : 0415925665

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Feminist Theory and the Body Book Description :

Price and Shildrick bring together over 40 important feminist thinkers to discuss key arguments and issues concerning the body. It includes articles on race, cyberspace, theatre, classics, transsexuality, reproductive technologies, illness, rape, plastic surgery, and disabilities. The articles cover many different areas with a stress on the interdisciplinary links of contemporary feminist thought with philosophy, cultural studies, sociology and queer studies. What unites the various approaches represented is the understanding of the body as a site of contestation, the place where feminism can engage directly with the devaluation of women and move on to mobilize strategies of resistance.

Human Body Composition Book
Score: 4
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Human Body Composition


  • Author : Timothy Lohman
  • Publisher : Human Kinetics
  • Release Date : 2005
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 523
  • ISBN 10 : 0736046550

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Human Body Composition Book Description :

The 2nd edition of Human Body Composition includes updated information and new chapters. The editors and 35 contributors are well respected researchers in the field of body composition science. This is one of few texts that provides comprehensive coverage of body composition research. The primary intent is to present current information on research methods. This book can serve as a textbook for those who are students or new researchers. Descriptions of various methods and background information are imparted in great detail with numerous references. New chapters address energy expenditure, animal body composition, molecular genetics and body composition as it relates to disease states of cancer, HIV, obesity and certain inflammatory diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease, congestive heart failure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. This book is recommended for students and new researchers in the field of body composition research who need to learn various methods, histories and practical applications--Publisher's description.