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Published: 01 March 2016

144 Pages | 10 black and white halftones

6.9 x 4.4 inches

ISBN: 9780198739036

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The Body: A Very Short Introduction

Chris Shilling

Very Short Introductions

  • Provides a compelling introduction to the importance of the body for contemporary identities and social relationships
  • Demonstrates how social relations, technological advances, and cultural representations shape the body and affect our understanding of body matters
  • Explores how body matters lie at the heart of contemporary cultural and religious conflicts
  • Examines how the body has become central to our self-identities, while also becoming subjected increasingly to economic forces
  • Part of the bestselling Very Short Introductions series - millions of copies sold worldwide

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