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  • Autobiography of a Disease

    By Patrick Anderson

    Autobiography of a Disease documents, in experimental form, the experience of extended life-threatening illness in contemporary US hospitals and clinics. The narrative is based primarily on the author’s sudden and catastrophic collapse into a coma and long hospitalization thirteen years ago; but it…

    Paperback – 2017-06-27 
    Routledge
    Writing Lives: Ethnographic Narratives

  • Marginal Bodies, Trans Utopias

    By Caterina Nirta

    Although over the last two decades there has been a proliferation of gender studies, transgender has largely remained institutionalised as an ‘umbrella term’ that encapsulates all forms of gender understandings differing from what are thought to be gender norms. In both theoretical and medical…

    Hardback – 2017-06-22 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Critical Diversities

  • Routledge Handbook of Body Studies

    Edited by Bryan S Turner

    In the last three decades, the human body has gained increasing prominence in contemporary political debates, and it has become a central topic of modern social sciences and humanities. Modern technologies – such as organ transplants, stem-cell research, nanotechnology, cosmetic surgery and…

    Paperback – 2017-05-31 
    Routledge
    Routledge International Handbooks

  • Reducing Bodies

    Mass Culture and the Female Figure in Postwar America

    By Elizabeth M. Matelski

    Reducing Bodies: Mass Culture and the Female Figure in Postwar America explores the ways in which women in the years following World War II refashioned their bodies – through reducing diets, exercise, and plastic surgery – and asks what insights these changing beauty standards can offer into gender…

    Paperback – 2017-05-29 
    Routledge

  • The Intermediate Sex

    A Study of Some Transitional Types of Men and Women

    By Edward Carpenter

    The Intermediate sex collates papers from Edward Carpenter on his ideas about intermediate types. Carpenter claims that there are those in societies who hold an intermediate position between the two sexes and may have an inner sex in their mind that is different from their biological sex.…

    Paperback – 2017-05-24 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals: The Collected Works of Edward Carpenter

  • Changing Gay Male Identities

    By Andrew J. Cooper

    As the world changes, so sexual identities are changing. In a context of globalisation, mass communication and technological advances, individuals find themselves able to make lifestyle choices in new and different ways. In this increasingly confusing world, sociologists have argued that identities…

    Paperback – 2017-05-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Sociology

  • Endurance Running

    A Socio-Cultural Examination

    Edited by William Bridel, Pirkko Markula, Jim Denison

    Running is a fundamental human activity and holds an important place in popular culture. In recent decades it has exploded in popularity as a leisure pursuit, with marathons and endurance challenges exerting a strong fascination. Endurance Running is the first collection of original qualitative…

    Paperback – 2017-04-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

  • Disability, Society and Assistive Technology

    By Bodil Ravneberg, Sylvia Söderström

    The provision of assistive technology is an important individual and collective service of the welfare state. The state plays a significant role towards linking users and products, and the matching of devices and users is both a science and an art. However, many people feel it is stigmatising to…

    Hardback – 2017-04-10 
    Routledge
    Interdisciplinary Disability Studies

  • Communication, Sport and Disability

    The Case of Power Soccer

    By Michael S. Jeffress

    Sports are ubiquitous in American society, and given their prominence in the culture, it is easy to understand how most youth in the United States face pressure to participate in organized sports. But what does this mean for the hundreds of thousands of Americans who live with one or more physical…

    Paperback – 2017-03-30 
    Routledge
    Interdisciplinary Disability Studies

  • The Politics and Aesthetics of Hunger and Disgust

    Perspectives on the Dark Grotesque

    By Michel Delville, Andrew Norris

    This study examines how hunger narratives and performances contribute to a reconsideration of neglected or prohibited domains of thinking which only a full confrontation with the body’s heterogeneity and plasticity can reveal. From literary motif or psychosomatic symptom to revolutionary gesture or…

    Hardback – 2017-03-29 
    Routledge
    Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature

  • Social Theory

    A Textbook

    By Carsten Bagge Laustsen, Lars Thorup Larsen, Mathias Wullum Nielsen, Tine Ravn, Mads P. Sørensen

    This textbook offers a new approach to understanding social theory. Framed around paired theoretical perspectives on a series of sociological problems, the book shows how distinctive viewpoints shed light on different facets of social phenomena. The book includes sociology’s "founding fathers",…

    Paperback – 2017-03-28 
    Routledge

  • Researching Embodied Sport

    Exploring movement cultures

    Edited by Ian Wellard

    Despite a growing interest in the sociology of the body, there has to date been a lack of scholarly work addressing the embodied aspects which form a central part of our understanding and experience of sport and movement cultures. Researching Embodied Sport explores the political, social and…

    Paperback – 2017-03-10
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

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