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The Body

A Reader

Edited by Mariam Fraser, Monica Greco

Routledge – 2004 – 368 pages

Series: Routledge Student Readers

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Description

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.

Contents

1. What is a Body? 2. The Body and Social (Dis)order 3. Bodies and Identities 4. Normal Bodies, or Not 5. Bodies in Health and Dis-ease 6. Bodies and Technologies 7. Bodies in Consumer Culture 8. Body Ethics

Name: The Body: A Reader (Paperback)Routledge 
Description: Edited by Mariam Fraser, Monica Greco. 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...
Categories: Medical Sociology, The Body & Identity