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Sociology of the Body: A Reader

Second Edition

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Claudia Malacrida and Jacqueline Low

28 April 2016

Brings together forty-two essays exploring the multitude of ways in which human bodies shape and are shaped by society

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The Politics of Women's Bodies: Sexuality, Appearance, and Behavior

Fourth Edition

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Rose Weitz and Samantha Kwan

01 November 2013

A cutting-edge anthology on power and women's bodies

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Gendered Bodies: Feminist Perspectives

Second Edition

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Judith Lorber and Lisa Jean Moore

08 July 2010

This unique hybrid text/reader--from two of the field's best scholars--provides a comprehensive and cutting-edge introduction to the study of gender and the body

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The Cult of Thinness

Second Edition

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Sharlene Nagy Hesse-Biber

13 October 2006

This powerful text goes beyond traditional psychological explanations of eating disorders to level a powerful indictment against the social, political, and economic pressures women face in a weight-obsessed society.

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