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Published: 31 March 2016

368 Pages | 3 tables


ISBN: 9780199019236

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Sociology of the Body

A Reader

Claudia Malacrida and Jacqueline Low

  • Comprehensive coverage of a wide variety of topics—including bodies in a historical context, sexuality, reproduction, body shapes, and difference—gives students a broad overview of the sociological perspectives on the body.
  • Theoretical and historical foundations help students to better comprehend historical continuities and discontinuities of the social treatment and understanding of the body.
  • Multi-disciplinary nature makes this text suitable for students with a range of academic backgrounds.
  • Part introductions give students the context they need to understand the in-depth ideas presented in chapter readings.

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