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  1. Sexuality, Gender and Power

    Intersectional and Transnational Perspectives

    Edited by Anna G. Jónasdóttir, Valerie Bryson, Kathleen B. Jones

    Series: Routledge Advances in Feminist Studies and Intersectionality

    Bringing together essays by a distinguished international group of leading and emerging scholars of sexuality and gender, this stimulating and accessible collection explores a range of theoretical and "real world" perspectives current in the field. Treating these approaches as complementary,...

    Published September 4th 2012 by Routledge

  2. Overcoming Objectification

    A Carnal Ethics

    By Ann J. Cahill

    Series: Routledge Research in Gender and Society

    Objectification is a foundational concept in feminist theory, used to analyze such disparate social phenomena as sex work, representation of women's bodies, and sexual harassment. However, there has been an increasing trend among scholars of rejecting and re-evaluating the philosophical assumptions...

    Published September 4th 2012 by Routledge

  3. Fat

    By Deborah Lupton

    Series: Shortcuts

    In contemporary western societies the fat body has become a focus of stigmatizing discourses and practices aimed at disciplining, regulating and containing it. Despite the fact that in many western countries fat bodies outnumber those that are thin, fat people are still socially marginalized and...

    Published August 15th 2012 by Routledge

  4. Routledge Handbook of Body Studies

    Edited by Bryan S Turner

    Series: Routledge International Handbooks

    In the last three decades, the human body has gained increasing prominence in contemporary political debates, and it has become a central topic of modern social sciences and humanities. Modern technologies – such as organ transplants, stem-cell research, nanotechnology, cosmetic surgery and...

    Published March 21st 2012 by Routledge

  5. Depression

    Integrating Science, Culture, and Humanities

    By Bradley Lewis

    Series: The Routledge Series Integrating Science and Culture

    We live in an era of depression, a condition that causes extensive suffering for individuals and families and saps our collective productivity. Yet there remains considerable confusion about how to understand depression. Depression: Integrating Science, Culture, and Humanities looks at the varied...

    Published October 6th 2011 by Routledge

  6. Mummies, Cannibals and Vampires

    the History of Corpse Medicine from the Renaissance to the Victorians

    By Richard Sugg

    Mummies, Cannibals and Vampires charts in vivid detail the largely forgotten history of European corpse medicine, when kings, ladies, gentlemen, priests and scientists prescribed, swallowed or wore human blood, flesh, bone, fat, brains and skin against epilepsy, bruising, wounds, sores, plague,...

    Published June 26th 2011 by Routledge

  7. Sport, Bodily Culture and Classical Antiquity in Modern Greece

    Edited by Eleni Fournaraki, Zinon Papakonstantinou

    Series: Sport in the Global Society - Historical perspectives

    Ancient Greece was the model that guided the emergence of many facets of the modern sports movement, including most notably the Olympics. Yet the process whereby aspects of the ancient world were appropriated and manipulated by sport authorities of nation-states, athletic organizations and their...

    Published May 11th 2011 by Routledge

  8. Pedagogy and Human Movement

    Theory, Practice, Research

    By Richard Tinning

    Series: Routledge Studies in Physical Education and Youth Sport

    Across the full range of human movement studies and their many sub-disciplines, established institutional practices and forms of pedagogy are used to (re)produce valued knowledge about human movement. Pedagogy and Human Movement explores this pedagogy in detail to reveal its applications and...

    Published March 23rd 2011 by Routledge

  9. Outsourcing the Womb

    Race, Class and Gestational Surrogacy in a Global Market

    By France Winddance Twine

    Series: Framing 21st Century Social Issues

    A quiet revolution has been taking place during the past three decades. The way that children enter families has changed radically among upper middle class families. In the 1980s infertility increasing became defined as a medical problem that could be solved with assisted reproductive technologies...

    Published February 22nd 2011 by Routledge

  10. Body Problems

    Running and Living Long in a Fast-Food Society

    By Ben Agger

    Series: Framing 21st Century Social Issues

    This book addresses the relationship between the body and society in a fast-food society. Agger focuses on issues of food, exercise, work, dieting and eating disorders, fashion, bariatric and cosmetic surgery, and health. He addresses the dilemma that we have ample access to abundant calories but...

    Published December 14th 2010 by Routledge