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You are currently browsing 1–10 of 41 new and published books in the subject of The Body & Identity — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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New and Published Books

  1. Branding and Designing Disability

    Reconceptualising Disability Studies

    By Elizabeth DePoy, Stephen Gilson

    Series: Routledge Advances in Disability Studies

    Over the past fifty years, design and branding have become omnipotent in the market and have made their way to other domains as well. Given their potential to divide humans into categories and label their worth and value, design and branding can wield immense but currently unharnessed powers of...

    Published June 24th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Routledge International Handbook of Race, Class, and Gender

    Edited by Shirley A. Jackson

    Series: Routledge International Handbooks

    The Routledge International Handbook of Race, Class, and Gender chronicles the development, growth, history, impact, and future direction of race, gender, and class studies from a multidisciplinary perspective. The research in this subfield has been wide-ranging, including works in sociology,...

    Published June 21st 2014 by Routledge

  3. Children with Gender Identity Disorder

    A Clinical, Ethical, and Legal Analysis

    By Simona Giordano

    Series: Routledge Studies in Health and Social Welfare

    How should we understand transgenderism, especially as it affects children and adolescents? Psychiatric manuals include transgenderism among mental illnesses (Gender Identity Disorder). Such inclusion is relatively recent, and even the words transsexual and transgender were coined only a few...

    Published June 18th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Food, Morals and Meaning

    The Pleasure and Anxiety of Eating, 2nd Edition

    By John Coveney

    Following on from the success of the first edition, John Coveney traces our complex relationship with food and eating and our preoccupation with diet, self-discipline and food guilt. Using our current fascination with health and nutrition, he explores why our appetite for food pleasures...

    Published May 18th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Disclosure in Health and Illness

    Edited by Mark Davis, Lenore Manderson

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Sociology of Health and Illness

    Disclosure is a frequently used but rarely interrogated concept in health and social welfare. Abuse, disability, sexuality and health status can be ‘disclosed’ to peers and professionals, and on some occasions, disclosure is a requirement and not a choice. This innovative collection examines the...

    Published April 16th 2014 by Routledge

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. Regenerating Bodies

    Tissue and Cell Therapies in the Twenty-First Century

    By Julie Kent

    Series: Genetics and Society

    This exciting book examines how human tissues and cells are being exchanged, commodified and commercialized by new health technologies. Through a discussion of emergent global ‘tissue economies’ the author explores the social dynamics of innovation in the fields of tissue engineering and stem cell...

    Published January 9th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Routledge Handbook of Identity Studies

    Edited by Anthony Elliott

    Series: Routledge International Handbooks

    The Routledge Handbook of Identity Studies offers an exceptionally clear overview of the analysis of identity in the social sciences, and in so doing seeks to develop a new agenda for identity-studies in the twenty-first century. The key theories of identity, ranging from classical accounts to...

    Published December 15th 2013 by Routledge

  10. Body Studies

    An Introduction

    By Margo DeMello

    In recent years, body studies has expanded rapidly, becoming an increasingly popular field of study within anthropology, sociology, and cultural studies. This groundbreaking textbook takes the topics and theories from these disciplines, and combines them into one single, easily accessible text for...

    Published December 4th 2013 by Routledge