Sociology of the Body: A Reader

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Working from a sociological perspective, Sociology of the Body: A Reader provides students with a broad overview of the theories of the body and substantive body issues. Bringing together both classical and contemporary readings, this introductory text/reader integrates content that is international and interdisciplinary. The book also features contributions by such acclaimed and popular figures as Katha Pollitt, Susan Bordo, and Barbara Ehrenreich.

Thorough, straightforward, and engaging, Sociology of the Body: A Reader is ideal for courses in sociology of the body, as well as any sociology or women's studies class that looks at the body.

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· Comprehensive: Covers a wide variety of topics connected to the sociology of the body
· Interdisciplinary: Includes readings from history, anthropology, and sociology
· Pedagogical: Opens each section with an introduction by the editors and a complete reference list
· Versatile: Can be used as a stand-alone core text OR as a supplement

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Claudia Malacrida is Assistant Professor of Sociology at Lethbridge University, Canada.

Jacqueline Low is Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of New Brunswick, Canada.

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"The text is versatile, and can equally be used either for a full or a half course depending on how the course is taught, this could be the only text that need be assigned, especially in a half course."

--Karen Anderson, Sociology, York University

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