Sociology: The Body

  • Gender and Firearms: My Body, My Gun, My Choice book cover

    Gender and Firearms

    My Body, My Gun, My Choice

    By Peter Squires, Jayne Raisborough

    Private gun ownership for self-defence remains a major personal and public issue in the US, driven by concerns about crime, vulnerability and a range of ’ideological’ factors. As media attention centres upon the extent to which women are taking up firearms, with the gun lobby and firearms…

    Hardback – 2018-12-31 

  • Understanding Sleep: An Introduction to the Sociology of Sleep book cover

    Understanding Sleep

    An Introduction to the Sociology of Sleep

    By Eric L. Hsu

    In Understanding Sleep: An Introduction to the Sociology of Sleep, Eric L. Hsu provides a clear and critical analysis of the new sociological study of sleep. Once a much-neglected topic for social researchers, sleep has increasingly become an important issue within the discipline of sociology since…

    Paperback – 2018-12-30 

  • Social Beings, Future Belongings: Reimagining the Social book cover

    Social Beings, Future Belongings

    Reimagining the Social

    Edited by Anna Tsalapatanis, Miranda Bruce, David Bissell, Helen Keane

    Hardback – 2018-12-30 
    Sociological Futures

  • Superhero Bodies: Identity, Materiality, Transformation book cover

    Superhero Bodies

    Identity, Materiality, Transformation

    Edited by Wendy Haslem, Elizabeth MacFarlane, Sarah Richardson

    Hardback – 2018-12-01 
    Routledge Advances in Comics Studies

  • Body Problems: Running and Living Long in a Fast-Food Society book cover

    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 – 2018-11-01 
    Framing 21st Century Social Issues

  • Human Biological Diversity book cover

    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 – 2018-11-01 

  • Reproductive Geographies: Bodies, Places and Politics book cover

    Reproductive Geographies

    Bodies, Places and Politics

    Edited by Marcia R. England, Maria Fannin, Helen Hazen

    The sites, spaces and subjects of reproduction are distinctly geographical. Reproductive geographies span different scales - bodily, home, local, national, global - and movements across space. This book expands our understanding of the socio-cultural and spatial aspects of fertility, pregnancy and…

    Hardback – 2018-10-29 
    Routledge International Studies of Women and Place

  • Manifestos for the Future of Critical Disability Studies: Volume 1 book cover

    Manifestos for the Future of Critical Disability Studies

    Volume 1

    Edited by Katie Ellis, Rosemarie Garland-Thomson, Mike Kent, Rachel Robertson

    This collection identifies the key tensions and conflicts being debated within the field of critical disability studies and provides both an outline of the field in its current form and offers manifestos for its future direction. Traversing a number of disciplines from science and technology…

    Hardback – 2018-10-23 
    Interdisciplinary Disability Studies

  • Conversations on Embodiment across Higher Education: Teaching, Practice and Research book cover

    Conversations on Embodiment across Higher Education

    Teaching, Practice and Research

    Edited by Jennifer Leigh

    Embodiment is a concept that crosses traditional disciplinary boundaries. However, it is a contested term, and the literature is fragmented, particularly within Higher Education. This has resulted in silos of work that are not easily able to draw on previous or related knowledge in order to support…

    Hardback – 2018-10-11 
    Routledge Research in Higher Education

  • Whose Body is it Anyway?: A sociological reflection upon fitness and wellbeing book cover

    Whose Body is it Anyway?

    A sociological reflection upon fitness and wellbeing

    By Ian Wellard

    There is a widespread interest in wellbeing, the healthy body and public health. However, there are also many simplistic and uncritical interpretations of what wellbeing or a healthy body should ‘look like’. By focusing upon wellbeing through examples taken from fitness related activities, which…

    Paperback – 2018-09-25 

  • Ageing, Diversity and Equality - Open Access book cover

    Ageing, Diversity and Equality - Open Access

    Edited by Sue Westwood

    Current understandings of ageing and diversity are impoverished in three main ways. Firstly, with regards to thinking about what inequalities operate in later life there has been an excessive preoccupation with economic resources. On the other hand, less attention has been paid to cultural norms…

    Hardback – 2018-09-25 
    Routledge Advances in Sociology

  • Female Genital Mutilation and Social Media book cover

    Female Genital Mutilation and Social Media

    By Christina Julios

    This book explores the phenomenon of anti-FGM social media activism. Against a backdrop of over 200 million girls and women worldwide affected by FGM, this volume examines key global online campaigns to end the practice, involving leading virtual platforms such as Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.…

    Hardback – 2018-09-25 

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