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You are currently browsing 11–20 of 73 new and published books in the subject of The Body — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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  1. Routledge Handbook of Science, Technology, and Society

    Edited by Daniel Lee Kleinman, Kelly Moore

    Series: Routledge International Handbooks

    Over the last decade or so, the field of science and technology studies (STS) has become an intellectually dynamic interdisciplinary arena. Concepts, methods, and theoretical perspectives are being drawn both from long-established and relatively young disciplines. From its origins in...

    Published May 29th 2014 by Routledge

  2. The Routledge Handbook of Embodied Cognition

    Edited by Lawrence Shapiro

    Series: Routledge Handbooks in Philosophy

    Embodied cognition is one of the foremost areas of study and research in philosophy of mind, philosophy of psychology and cognitive science. The Routledge Handbook of Embodied Cognition is an outstanding guide and reference source to the key topics and debates in this exciting subject and essential...

    Published April 30th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Commodified Bodies

    Organ Transplantation and the Organ Trade

    By Oliver Decker

    Series: Routledge Studies in Science, Technology and Society

    Commodified Bodies examines the social practice of organ transplantation and trafficking and scrutinises the increasingly neoliberal tendencies in the medical system. It analyses phenomena such as the denomination of human body parts as "raw materials" and "commodities," or the arguments used by...

    Published April 8th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Obesity Discourse and Fat Politics

    Research, Critique and Interventions

    Edited by Lee Monaghan, Rachel Colls, Bethan Evans

    There is considerable rhetoric and concern about weight and obesity across an increasing range of national contexts. Alarmist claims about an ‘obesity time-bomb’ are continually recycled in policy reports, reviews and white papers, each of which begin with the assumption that fatness is...

    Published April 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  5. South Asian Tissue Economies

    Edited by Jacob Copeman

    Questions of the social implications of biotechnology and biological exchange (the extraction of human tissues such as blood, skin and organs for testing, storage and/or distribution for therapeutic or research purposes) have recently been brought strongly to the analytical fore across the social...

    Published April 2nd 2014 by Routledge

  6. Fashion Theory

    An Introduction

    By Malcolm Barnard

    Fashion is both big business and big news. From models’ eating disorders and sweated labour to the glamour of a new season's trends, statements and arguments about fashion and the fashion industry can be found in every newspaper, consumer website and fashion blog. Books which define, analyse and...

    Published March 25th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Reflecting on Cosmetic Surgery

    Body image, Shame and Narcissism

    By Jane Megan Northrop

    Cosmetic surgery represents an extreme form of modern grooming. It is the fastest growing medical specialty, yet misconceptions abound about those who undertake it and their reasons for doing so. With a grounded approach, engaging 30 women through in-depth interview, this study explores how they...

    Published March 13th 2014 by Routledge

  8. New Body Politics

    Narrating Arab and Black Identity in the Contemporary United States

    By Therí A. Pickens

    Series: Routledge Series on Identity Politics

    In the increasingly multi-racial and multi-ethnic American landscape of the present, understanding and bridging dynamic cross-cultural conversations about social and political concerns becomes a complicated humanistic project. How do everyday embodied experiences transform from being anecdotal to...

    Published February 19th 2014 by Routledge

  9. The Bioethics of Pain Management

    Beyond Opioids

    By Daniel S. Goldberg

    Series: Routledge Annals of Bioethics

    In this book, public health ethicist Daniel S. Goldberg sets out to characterize the subjective experience of pain and its undertreatment within the US medical establishment, and puts forward public policy recommendations for ameliorating the undertreatment of pain. The book begins from the...

    Published February 19th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Routledge Handbook of Sport, Gender and Sexuality

    Edited by Jennifer Hargreaves, Eric Anderson

    Series: Routledge International Handbooks

    The Routledge Handbook of Sport, Gender and Sexuality brings together important new work from 68 leading international scholars that, collectively, demonstrates the intrinsic interconnectedness of sport, gender and sexuality. It introduces what is, in essence, a sophisticated sub-area of sport...

    Published February 17th 2014 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Medical Anthropology in Europe: Shaping the Field
    Edited by Elisabeth Hsu, Caroline Potter
    To Be Published October 15th 2014
  2. Bisexual Perspectives on the Life and Work of Alfred C. Kinsey
    Edited by Ron Suresha
    To Be Published October 31st 2014
  3. The Body: Social and Cultural Dissections
    By Lisa Jean Moore, Monica J. Casper
    To Be Published November 4th 2014
  4. Sports, Religion and Disability
    Edited by Nick J. Watson, Andrew Parker
    To Be Published November 4th 2014
  5. The Embodied Performance of Gender
    By Jack Migdalek
    To Be Published November 6th 2014

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