Sociology: The Body

  • Body Image as an Everyday Problematic: Looking Good book cover

    Body Image as an Everyday Problematic

    Looking Good

    By Félix Díaz Martínez

    It is well known that body image has been associated to health risks related to eating habits. However, to what extent do identity categories, everyday social interaction and common discourses affect our preoccupations and sufferings related to body image in contemporary society, and our…

    Hardback – 2017-09-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Gender and Society

  • Viewing Pleasure and Being a Showgirl: How do I look? book cover

    Viewing Pleasure and Being a Showgirl

    How do I look?

    By Alison J. Carr

    Hardback – 2017-08-31 
    Routledge
    Sexualities in Society

  • Digital Health: Critical and Cross-Disciplinary Perspectives book cover

    Digital Health

    Critical and Cross-Disciplinary Perspectives

    By Deborah Lupton

    The rise of digital health technologies is, for some, a panacea to many of the medical and public health challenges we face today. This is the first book to articulate a critical response to the techno-utopian and entrepreneurial vision of the digital health phenomenon. Deborah Lupton,…

    Paperback – 2017-08-30 
    Routledge
    Critical Approaches to Health

  • Queercore: Queer Punk Media Subculture book cover

    Queercore

    Queer Punk Media Subculture

    By Curran Nault

    Queercore is a queer and punk transmedia movement that was instigated in 1980s Toronto via the pages of the underground fanzine ("zine") J.D.s. Authored by G.B. Jones and Bruce LaBruce, J.D.s. declared "civil war" on the punk and gay and lesbian mainstreams, consolidating a subculture of likeminded…

    Hardback – 2017-08-29 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Gender, Sexuality, and Media

  • Kit: Fashioning the Sporting Body book cover

    Kit: Fashioning the Sporting Body

    Edited by Jean Williams

    This is the first edited collection of its kind to analyse the distinct but overlapping topics of dress, costume, sport and leisure history. For researchers of bodily adornment and movement, sport and costume history are both primarily concerned with industrial practice and embodied experience. The…

    Paperback – 2017-08-23 
    Routledge

  • Disability: The Basics book cover

    Disability

    The Basics

    By Tom Shakespeare

    Disability: The Basics is an engaging and accessible introduction to disability which explores the broad historical, social, environmental, economic and legal factors which affect the experiences of those living with an impairment or illness in contemporary society. The book explores key…

    Paperback – 2017-08-22 
    Routledge
    The Basics

  • Marginal Bodies, Trans Utopias book cover

    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 – 2017-08-18 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Critical Diversities

  • Physical Culture, Ethnography and the Body: Theory, Method and Praxis book cover

    Physical Culture, Ethnography and the Body

    Theory, Method and Praxis

    Edited by Michael D. Giardina, Michele K. Donnelly

    The corporeal turn toward critical, empirically grounded studies of the body is transforming the way we research physical culture, most evidently in the study of sport. This book brings together original insights on contemporary physical culture from key figures working in a variety of disciplines,…

    Hardback – 2017-08-18 
    Routledge
    Qualitative Research in Sport and Physical Activity

  • Gender Testing in Sport: Ethics, cases and controversies book cover

    Gender Testing in Sport

    Ethics, cases and controversies

    Edited by Sandy Montanola, Aurélie Olivesi

    After the young South African athlete Caster Semenya won the 800m title at the 2009 World Championships she was obliged to undergo gender testing and was temporarily withdrawn from international competition. The way that this controversy unfolded represents a rich and multi-layered example of the…

    Paperback – 2017-08-17 
    Routledge
    Ethics and Sport

  • Signs of Identity: The Anatomy of Belonging book cover

    Signs of Identity

    The Anatomy of Belonging

    By Martin Ehala

    Signs of Identity presents an interdisciplinary introduction to collective identity, using insights from social psychology, anthropology, sociology and the humanities. It takes the basic concept of semiotics – the sign – as its central notion, and specifies in detail in what ways identity can be…

    Paperback – 2017-08-11 
    Routledge

  • Careful Eating: Bodies, Food and Care book cover

    Careful Eating: Bodies, Food and Care

    Edited by Emma-Jayne Abbots, Anna Lavis, Luci Attala

    Critically reflecting on the interplays between food and care, this multidisciplinary volume asks ’why do individuals, institutions and agencies care about what other people eat?’ It explores how acts of caring about food and eating shape and intervene in individual bodies as well as being enacted…

    Paperback – 2017-08-11 
    Routledge
    Critical Food Studies

  • Sport, Theory and Social Problems: A Critical Introduction book cover

    Sport, Theory and Social Problems

    A Critical Introduction, 2nd Edition

    By Eric Anderson, Adam White

    In a revised, updated and considerably expanded new edition of Sport, Theory and Social Problems, authors Eric Anderson and Adam White examine how the structure and culture of sport promotes inequality, injury and complicity to authority at the non-elite levels of play in Anglo-American countries.…

    Paperback – 2017-07-26 
    Routledge

2Series in The Body

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