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Forthcoming The Body Books

You are currently browsing 1–10 of 23 forthcoming new books in the subject of The Body — sorted by publish date from upcoming books to future books.

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Forthcoming Books

  1. Medical Anthropology in Europe

    Shaping the Field

    Edited by Elisabeth Hsu, Caroline Potter

    This collection brings together three generations of medical anthropologists working at European universities to reflect on past, current and future directions of the field. Medical anthropology emerged on an international playing ground, and while other recently compiled anthologies emphasize...

    To Be Published October 15th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Bisexual Perspectives on the Life and Work of Alfred C. Kinsey

    Edited by Ron Suresha

    The books commonly known as the Kinsey Report were Dr Alfred C. Kinsey’s monumental scientific publishing achievement in 1948, often compared to the atomic bomb for its impact on the American public. On the sexagennial anniversary of the publication of Sexual Behavior in the Human Male, this...

    To Be Published October 31st 2014 by Routledge

  3. The Body

    Social and Cultural Dissections

    By Lisa Jean Moore, Monica J. Casper

    This college-level handbook offers a comprehensive and accessible overview of sociological and cultural perspectives on the human body. Organized along the lines of a standard anatomical textbook delineated by body parts and processes, this volume subverts the expected content in favor of providing...

    To Be Published November 4th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Sports, Religion and Disability

    Edited by Nick J. Watson, Andrew Parker

    This ground-breaking book provides a fascinating insight into the relationship between sports (and leisure), religion and disability. In the shadow of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, at which athletes that were both able-bodied and disabled, provided an extravaganza of sporting...

    To Be Published November 4th 2014 by Routledge

  5. The Embodied Performance of Gender

    By Jack Migdalek

    Series: Routledge Research in Gender and Society

    Norms of embodied behaviour for males and females, as promoted in mainstream Western public arenas of popular culture and the everyday, continue to work, overtly and covertly, as definitive and restrictive barriers to the realm of possibilities of embodied gender expression and appreciation. They...

    To Be Published November 6th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Gender, Women and the Arab Spring

    Edited by Andrea Khalil

    This book provides a unique investigation into the gender dynamics of the Arab Spring as it unfolded in North Africa. It covers issues such as gender legislation in the post-revolution period, sexual harassment, gender activism, politics and the female body, women and Islamist movements, state...

    To Be Published November 6th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Suicide in Sri Lanka

    The Anthropology of an Epidemic

    By Tom Widger

    Series: Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

    Why people kill themselves remains an enduring and unanswered question. With a focus on Sri Lanka, a country that for several decades has reported ‘epidemic’ levels of suicidal behaviour, this book develops a unique perspective, linking the causes and meanings of suicidal practices to social...

    To Be Published November 18th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Pierre Bourdieu and Physical Culture

    Edited by lisahunter, Wayne Smith, elke emerald

    Series: Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

    The work of French sociologist, anthropologist and philosopher Pierre Bourdieu has been influential across a set of cognate disciplines that can be classified as physical culture studies. Concepts such as field, capital, habitus and symbolic violence have been used as theoretical tools by scholars...

    To Be Published November 19th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Modern Sports in Asia

    Cultural Perspectives

    Edited by Younghan Cho, Charles Leary

    Series: Sport in the Global Society – Contemporary Perspectives

    "Modern sports" were introduced to Asia in the late nineteenth century as an innovation from the West, concurrently with the development of modern society in Asia. This book traces the historical developments of sporting cultures in Asia in specific local contexts – including Singapore, China,...

    To Be Published December 10th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Methodologies of Embodiment

    Inscribing Bodies in Qualitative Research

    Edited by Mia Perry, Carmen L. Medina

    Series: Routledge Advances in Research Methods

    There is an increasing recognition of the significance of the body in research. This edited volume explores the challenges, possibilities, and processes of empirical work in embodiment. Contributors describe the perspectives and contexts of embodied research, and focus on the methodologies and...

    To Be Published December 14th 2014 by Routledge