New PDF release: Exploring the Body (Explorations in Sociology)

By Sarah Cunningham-Burley, Kathryn Backett-Milburn

ISBN-10: 0230501966

ISBN-13: 9780230501966

ISBN-10: 0333775953

ISBN-13: 9780333775950

This publication explores the varied methods of getting to know and theorizing the physique. It attracts jointly more than a few empirical paintings on diverse issues, each one taking the physique and its learn as its crucial frustrating. It creatively combines contributions on incapacity, sickness, scars, sleep, complementary drugs, and working, in addition to the lifecourse topics of youth, early life and dying. different techniques to achieving the physique tested via those contributions contain autobiography, case stories, interviews, and player commentary.

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A borderland, Anzaldúa states, ‘is a vague and undetermined place created by the emotional residue of an unnatural boundary. It is in a constant state of transition. The prohibited and forbidden are its inhabitants’ (1987: 3). The human body as a Borderlands The human body is itself such a crossroads. Most people, most of the time, can identify with their conscious, willed, reasoning selves, using their bodies as reliable instruments and ignoring the hidden shadows of their own beings. 3 Their self remains in a stable, dualistic relationship with their body; their identity is secure.

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