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  • Women, Religion and the Body in South Asia

    Living with Bengali Bauls

    By Kristin Hanssen

    Noted for their haunting melodies and enigmatic lyrics, Bauls have been portrayed as spiritually enlightened troubadours traveling through the countryside in West Bengal in India and in Bangladesh. As icons of Bengali culture, Bauls have long been a subject of scholarly debates which center on…

    Hardback – 2018-05-15 
    Routledge
    Routledge South Asian Religion Series

  • Film, Comedy, and Disability

    Understanding Humour and Genre in Cinematic Constructions of Impairment and Disability

    By Alison Wilde

    There is much to be gained from a synthesis of critical/disability studies with film studies. This groundbreaking book analyses representations of disability in comedy films, arguing that meanings of disability and impairment drawn from cinema need to be grounded in an understanding of cinematic…

    Hardback – 2018-05-08 
    Routledge
    Interdisciplinary Disability Studies

  • Surfing, Sex, Genders and Sexualities

    Edited by lisahunter

    Sex, gender and sexuality have played an important role in shaping the culture of surfing, and are central themes in the study of sport and movement cultures. Surfing culture is rich in precolonial history and has undergone a ‘modern’ appropriation and transformation steeped in visual culture,…

    Hardback – 2018-04-15 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

  • Contagion and the National Body

    The Organism Metaphor in American Thought

    By Gerald O'Brien

    Drawing on the work of George Lakoff, this book provides a detailed analysis of the organism metaphor, which draws an analogy between the national or social body and a physical body. With attention to the manner in which this metaphor conceives of various sub-groups as either beneficial or…

    Hardback – 2018-04-10 
    Routledge

  • Body Problems

    Running and Living Long in a Fast-Food Society, 2nd Edition

    By Ben Agger

    This much expanded new edition explores the relationship between the body and society in a fast-food society. Agger focuses on issues of food, exercise, work, dieting, eating disorders, fashion, bariatric and cosmetic surgery, and health. The new edition updates examples and statistics throughout…

    Paperback – 2018-04-01 
    Routledge
    Framing 21st Century Social Issues

  • Whose Body is it Anyway?

    Achieving Wellbeing Through Sport and Activity

    By Ian Wellard

    Whose Body is it Anyway? explores contemporary understandings of the body in order to highlight the conflicting ways in which it is considered in different contexts, times and spaces, either as the possession of the individual or that of society (or both). The book explores these ideas through the…

    Paperback – 2018-03-31 
    Routledge

  • Sexuality, Sexual and Gender Identities and Intimacy Research in Social Work and Social Care

    A Lifecourse Epistemology

    Edited by Priscilla Dunk-West, Patricia Hafford-Letchfield

    Until now, sexuality has been treated as a specialist topic or area of specialist social work practice. This book cuts across all areas of the discipline. It examines the relationship between sexuality, sexual identities and intimacies and the lifecourse and showcases a range of issues pertinent to…

    Hardback – 2018-03-30 
    Routledge

  • The Psychology of Fashion

    By Carolyn Mair

    The Psychology of Fashion provides a succinct overview of how our thinking and behavior is affected by the fashion industry, examining how fashion design can undermine healthy body image, and how psychology can inform a more sustainable perspective on the production and disposal of clothing.…

    Paperback – 2018-03-15 
    Routledge
    The Psychology of Everything

  • Bodies that Birth

    Vitalizing Birth Politics

    By Rachelle Chadwick

    Bodies that Birth puts birthing bodies at the centre of questions about contemporary birth politics, power, and agency. Arguing that the fleshy and embodied aspects of birth have been largely silenced in social science scholarship, Rachelle Chadwick uses an array of birth stories, from diverse…

    Paperback – 2018-03-05 
    Routledge
    Women and Psychology

  • Human Biological Diversity

    2nd Edition

    By Daniel E. Brown

    Human Biological Diversity is an introductory textbook designed to cover the key contemporary topics in the study of human variation and human biology within the field of physical anthropology. Easily accessible for students with no background in anthropology or biology, this second edition…

    Paperback – 2018-03-01 
    Routledge

  • The Routledge Companion to Literature and Food

    Edited by Lorna Piatti-Farnell, Donna Lee Brien

    The Routledge Companion to Literature and Food explores the relationship between food and literature in transnational contexts, serving as both an introduction and a guide to the field in terms of literary history, defining characteristics, and development. Balancing a comprehensive view of the…

    Hardback – 2018-02-22 
    Routledge
    Routledge Literature Companions

  • Body Ecology and Emersive Leisure

    Edited by Bernard Andrieu, Jim Parry, Alessandro Porrovecchio, Olivier Sirost

    The emerging field of body ecology offers fresh insights into how the body engages with its surrounding environment through consciousness, perception, knowledge and emotion. In this groundbreaking collection, leading scholars of sport, leisure and philosophy draw on research on topics as diverse as…

    Hardback – 2018-02-12 
    Routledge
    Ethics and Sport

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