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  • A Genealogy of Male Bodybuilding

    From classical to freaky

    By Dimitris Liokaftos

    Bodybuilding has become an increasingly dominant part of popular gym culture within the last century. Developing muscles is now seen as essential for both general health and high performance sport. At the more extreme end, the monstrous built body has become a pop icon that continues to provoke…

    Hardback – 2017-01-11 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

  • Autoethnography as Feminist Method

    Sensitising the feminist 'I'

    By Elizabeth Ettorre

    Autoethnography is an ideal method to study the ‘feminist I’. Through personal stories, the author reflects on how feminists negotiate agency and the effect this has on one's political sensibilities. Speaking about oneself transforms into stories of political responsibility - a key issue for…

    Hardback – 2016-12-13 
    Routledge

  • The Lotos-Eaters

    Aging and Identity in a Yacht Club Community

    By Carol A.B. Warren

    As the baby boom generation ages, there are few ethnographies that capture the dynamics of aging. This new book is based on years of participant observation in "The Sands," a beautiful ocean community of well-off individuals and couples seeking the easy life. Yet the community members contend with…

    Paperback – 2016-12-02 
    Routledge

  • Representations of HIV/AIDS in Contemporary Hispano-American and Caribbean Culture

    Cuerpos suiSIDAs

    By Gustavo Subero

    Exploring the mechanisms and strategies used in different cultures across Hispano-America and the Caribbean to narrativise, represent and understand HIV/AIDS as a social and human phenomenon, this book examines a wide range of cultural, artistic and media texts, as well as issues of human…

    Paperback – 2016-11-30 
    Routledge

  • Sensing Law

    Edited by Sheryl Hamilton, Diana Majury, Dawn Moore, Neil Sargent, Christiane Wilke

    A rich collection of interdisciplinary essays, this book explores the question: what is to be found at the intersection of the sensorium and law’s empire? Examining the problem of how legal rationalities try to grasp what can only be sensed through the body, these essays problematize the Cartesian…

    Hardback – 2016-11-21 
    Routledge
    Social Justice

  • Disability and Social Media

    Global Perspectives

    Edited by Katie Ellis, Mike Kent

    Social media is popularly seen as an important media for people with disability in terms of communication, exchange and activism. These sites potentially increase both employment and leisure opportunities for one of the most traditionally isolated groups in society. However, the offline…

    Hardback – 2016-11-21 
    Routledge
    Interdisciplinary Disability Studies

  • Gender for the Warfare State

    Literature of Women in Combat

    By Robin Truth Goodman

    Gender for the Warfare State is the first scholarly investigation into the written works of U.S. women combat veterans in twenty-first century wars. Most recent studies quantify military participation, showing how many women participate in armed services and what their experiences are in a…

    Paperback – 2016-11-07 
    Routledge
    Critical Interventions

  • Commodified Bodies

    Organ Transplantation and the Organ Trade

    By Oliver Decker

    Commodified Bodies examines the social practice of organ transplantation and trafficking and scrutinises the increasingly neoliberal tendencies in the medical system. It analyses phenomena such as the denomination of human body parts as "raw materials" and "commodities," or the arguments used by…

    Paperback – 2016-11-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Science, Technology and Society

  • Binding the Absent Body in Medieval and Modern Art

    Abject, virtual, and alternate bodies

    Edited by Emily Kelley, Elizabeth Richards Rivenbark

    This collection of essays considers artistic works that deal with the body without a visual representation. It explores a range of ways to represent this absence of the figure: from abject elements such as bodily fluids and waste to surrogate forms including reliquaries, manuscripts, and cloth. The…

    Hardback – 2016-10-31 
    Routledge

  • Disability and Art History

    Edited by Ann Millett-Gallant, Elizabeth Howie

    This is the first book of its kind to feature interdisciplinary art history and disability studies scholarship. Art historians have traditionally written about images of figures with impairments and artworks by disabled artists, without integrating disability studies scholarship, while many…

    Hardback – 2016-10-31 
    Routledge
    Interdisciplinary Disability Studies

  • The Weight of Images

    Affect, Body Image and Fat in the Media

    By Katariina Kyrola

    The Weight of Images explores the ways in which media images can train their viewers’ bodies. Proposing a shift away from an understanding of spectatorship as being constituted by acts of the mind, this book favours a theorization of relations between bodies and images as visceral, affective…

    Paperback – 2016-10-31 
    Routledge

  • Faces Inside and Outside the Clinic

    A Foucauldian Perspective on Cosmetic Facial Modification

    By Tony McHugh

    Drawing on studies of surface topography, image editing, and diagnostic and surgical experience, Faces Inside and Outside the Clinic addresses the notion of ’truth’ in what are considered to be ’right’ and ’wrong’ faces, whether in clinical cosmetic procedures or in specific sociocultural contexts…

    Paperback – 2016-10-31 
    Routledge

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