The Body

The Body

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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 tools for social and cultural analysis. Students will learn about the human body in its social, cultural, and political contexts, with emphasis on multiple, contested meanings of the body, body parts, and systems. Case studies, examples, and discussion questions are both US-based and international. Advancing critical body studies, the book explicitly discusses bodies in relation to race, class, gender, sexuality, ability, age, health, geography, and citizenship status. The framing is sociological rather than biomedical, attentive to cultural meanings, institutional practices, politics, and social problems. The authors use commonly understood anatomical frames to discuss social, cultural, political, and ethical issues concerning embodiment.Our understandings of TBIarealso shaped by economic factors, such as the profits accruing to professional football leagues; by geopolitical ... Increasingly, scientific research focuses onneurological aspects ... inthe continually updated a€œbiblea€ of psychology: theDSM, or Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders.


Title:The Body
Author: Lisa Jean Moore, Monica J. Casper
Publisher:Routledge - 2014-11-06
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