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Real bodies: a sociological introduction

Evans, Mary and Lee, Ellie, eds. (2002) Real bodies: a sociological introduction. Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke, UK. ISBN 9780333947517

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Abstract

This introductory text sets out to make the links between sociological theories of the body and actual human behaviour and experience. It covers a broad range of topics, from long-standing sociological concerns to more contemporary issues. With a focus on the changeability of the body, it examines the part that bodies play in the social construction of categories such as race, sexuality and disability and explores how we express ourselves through our bodies, whether in eating, dress or pain. It also debates how the body is regulated, both through the life course and in reproduction.

Item Type: Book
Official URL: http://www.palgrave.com/home/
Additional Information: © 2002 Mary Evans and Ellie Lee (selection and editorial matter); the Authors (individual chapters)
Library of Congress subject classification: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Sets: Departments > Gender Institute
Departments > Sociology
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Date Deposited: 15 Sep 2010 14:48
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/29341/

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