Sociology: The Body

  • Ethics, Excellence and Enhancement in Sport book cover

    Ethics, Excellence and Enhancement in Sport

    By John William Devine

    Which enhancements - pharmacological, genetic, technological - should be banned in sport? How can we ensure compliance with a ban on enhancements? What punishment should those who violate the ban receive? This book offers a new theoretical perspective on enhancement, cheating and integrity in sport…

    Hardback – 2018-10-15 
    Routledge
    Ethics and Sport

  • Whose Body is it Anyway?: Achieving Wellbeing Through Sport and Activity book cover

    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 – 2018-09-30 
    Routledge

  • Disability and Neoliberal State Formations book cover

    Disability and Neoliberal State Formations

    By Karen Soldatic

    Disability and Neoliberal State Formations explores the trajectory of neoliberalism in Australia and its impact on the lives of Australians living with disability, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. It examines the emergence, intensification and normalisation of neoliberalism…

    Hardback – 2018-09-23 
    Routledge
    Interdisciplinary Disability Studies

  • Conversations on Embodiment across Higher Education: Practice, teaching and research book cover

    Conversations on Embodiment across Higher Education

    Practice, teaching and research

    Edited by Jennifer Leigh

    Academics using embodied approaches can be found across a wide variety of disciplines, fields and settings in the academy. Embodiment is however, a contested term and the literature is fragmented, particularly in the field of Higher Education. This has resulted in isolated silos of work that are…

    Hardback – 2018-09-15 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Higher Education

  • A Sociology of Impairment book cover

    A Sociology of Impairment

    By Mark Sherry

    The social model of disability, which uses the impairment/disability binary to focus attention on removing disability, has been called the ’great idea’ of the disability movement. But scholars challenge the impairment/disability dichotomy for being too simplistic and politically inadequate since…

    Hardback – 2018-09-01 
    Routledge
    Interdisciplinary Disability Studies

  • Food and Language: Discourses and Foodways across Cultures book cover

    Food and Language

    Discourses and Foodways across Cultures

    By Kathleen C. Riley, Amy L. Paugh

    Food and Language: Discourses and Foodways across Cultures presents an overview of how discourses and foodways are intertwined across cultures and social settings: how do we talk about food, how do we interact in its presence, how do we use food to communicate, and how does social interaction…

    Paperback – 2018-08-16 
    Routledge
    Routledge Foundations in Linguistic Anthropology

  • Film, Comedy, and Disability: Understanding Humour and Genre in Cinematic Constructions of Impairment and Disability book cover

    Film, Comedy, and Disability

    Understanding Humour and Genre in Cinematic Constructions of Impairment and Disability

    By Alison Wilde

    Comedy and humour have frequently played a key role in disabled people’s lives, for better or for worse. Comedy has also played a crucial part in shaping cultural representations of disability and impairments, contributing to the formation and maintenance of cultural attitudes towards disabled…

    Hardback – 2018-08-08 
    Routledge
    Interdisciplinary Disability Studies

  • Transforming Gender, Sex, and Place: Gender Variant Geographies book cover

    Transforming Gender, Sex, and Place

    Gender Variant Geographies

    By Lynda Johnston

    Transgender, gender variant, and intersex people are in every sector of all societies, yet little is known about their relationship to place. Using a trans, feminist, and queer geographical framework, this book invites readers to consider the complex relationship between transgender people, spaces…

    Hardback – 2018-08-06 
    Routledge
    Gender, Space and Society

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

    Social Beings, Future Belongings

    Reimagining the Social

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

    Hardback – 2018-08-01 
    Routledge
    Sociological Futures

  • The Materiality of Mourning: Cross-disciplinary Perspectives book cover

    The Materiality of Mourning

    Cross-disciplinary Perspectives

    Edited by Zahra Newby, Ruth Toulson

    Tangible remains play an important role in our relationships with the dead; they are pivotal to how we remember, mourn and grieve. The chapters in this volume analyse a diverse range of objects and their role in the processes of grief and mourning, with contributions by scholars in anthropology,…

    Hardback – 2018-07-26 
    Routledge

  • Our Bodies Not Ourselves: WOMEN AGING FROM MENOPAUSE TO ONE HUNDRED book cover

    Our Bodies Not Ourselves

    WOMEN AGING FROM MENOPAUSE TO ONE HUNDRED

    By Kathryn A. Kirigin, Carol AB Warren

    In 1970, the best-seller Our Bodies Ourselves was published. The focus of the authors, the Boston Health Collective, was on the youthful female body: on reproduction, sexuality, genitalia, intimacy, and relationships in the context of North American cultural expectations. This book by Kathryn A.…

    Paperback – 2018-07-26 
    Routledge

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