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You are currently browsing 11–20 of 74 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. Body Studies: The Basics

    By Niall Richardson, Adam Locks

    Series: The Basics

    Consideration of the body as a subject for study has increased in recent years with new technologies, forms of modification, debates about obesity and issues of age being brought into focus by the media. Drawing on contemporary culture, Body Studies: The Basics introduces readers to the key...

    Published July 14th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Strong and Hard Women

    An ethnography of female bodybuilding

    By Tanya Bunsell

    Series: Routledge Advances in Ethnography

    Females with large muscles evoke strong reactions from men and women, often involving disgust, discomfort, anger and threat. The controversial nature of female bodybuilding has caused a significant rupture on feminist ground. Whilst proponents claim that female bodybuilding is a way of empowering...

    Published July 10th 2014 by Routledge

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

Forthcoming Books

  1. Sports, Religion and Disability
    Edited by Nick J. Watson, Andrew Parker
    To Be Published November 5th 2014
  2. The Embodied Performance of Gender
    By Jack Migdalek
    To Be Published November 11th 2014
  3. The Body: Social and Cultural Dissections
    By Lisa Jean Moore, Monica J. Casper
    To Be Published November 12th 2014
  4. Gender, Women and the Arab Spring
    Edited by Andrea Khalil
    To Be Published November 13th 2014
  5. Suicide in Sri Lanka: The Anthropology of an Epidemic
    By Tom Widger
    To Be Published November 19th 2014

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