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The Body by Bill Bryson

Title The Body
Author Bill Bryson
Publisher Doubleday Canada
Release Date 2019-10-15
Category Science
Total Pages 448
ISBN 9780385685757
LanguageEnglish, Spanish, and French
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NATIONAL BESTSELLER NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER A NEW YORK TIMES EDITORS' CHOICE NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF 2019 BY Maclean's • The Washington Post • USA Today • Indigo Bill Bryson, bestselling author of A Short History of Nearly Everything, takes us on a head-to-toe tour of the marvel that is the human body. As compulsively readable as it is comprehensive, this is Bryson at his very best, a must-read owner's manual for everybody. Bill Bryson once again proves himself to be an incomparable companion as he guides us through the human body--how it functions, its remarkable ability to heal itself, and (unfortunately) the ways it can fail. Full of extraordinary facts (your body made a million red blood cells since you started reading this) and irresistible Bryson-esque anecdotes, The Body will lead you to a deeper understanding of the miracle that is life in general and you, in particular. As Bill Bryson writes, "we pass our existence within this wobble of flesh and yet take it almost entirely for granted." The Body will cure that indifference with generous doses of wondrous, compulsively readable facts and information.

The Body by Mike Featherstone

Title The Body
Author Mike Featherstone
Publisher SAGE
Release Date 1991-02
Category Social Science
Total Pages 408
ISBN 0803984138
LanguageEnglish, Spanish, and French
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This challenging volume reasserts the centrality of the body within social theory as a means to understanding the complex interrelations between nature, culture and society. At a theoretical level, the volume explores the origins of a social theory of the body in sources ranging from the work of Nietzsche to contemporary feminist theory. The importance of a theoretical understanding of the body to social and cultural analysis of contemporary societies is demonstrated through specific case studies. These range from the expression of the emotions, romantic love, dietary practice, consumer culture, fitness and beauty, to media images of women and sexuality. This wide-ranging book draws in part on papers published in Theory,

Exit The Body by Fred Carmichael

Title Exit the Body
Author Fred Carmichael
Publisher Samuel French, Inc.
Release Date 1962
Category American drama
Total Pages 91
ISBN 0573608695
LanguageEnglish, Spanish, and French
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The Body And Social Theory by Chris Shilling

Title The Body and Social Theory
Author Chris Shilling
Publisher SAGE
Release Date 2003
Category Social Science
Total Pages 238
ISBN 0761942858
LanguageEnglish, Spanish, and French
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This new, updated edition of the best-selling text provides a critical survey of the field; demonstrates how new developments in have made the body a site for social alternatives and individual choices; and elucidates the practical uses of theory in striking and accessible ways.

At The Will Of The Body by Arthur W. Frank

Title At the Will of the Body
Author Arthur W. Frank
Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release Date 2002
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 158
ISBN 0618219293
LanguageEnglish, Spanish, and French
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A medical sociologist who has been seriously ill twice explores illness from the patient's perspective and tells how he came close to death and how this allowed him the opportunity to examine how he was living. Reprint.

Religion And The Body by Sarah Coakley

Title Religion and the Body
Author Sarah Coakley
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Release Date 2000-07-15
Category Religion
Total Pages 332
ISBN 0521783860
LanguageEnglish, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

A rich source for comparative studies of the 'body', and of its relation to society.

The Body by Sean Sweeney

Title The Body
Author Sean Sweeney
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Release Date 2002-06-27
Category Science
Total Pages 176
ISBN 0521782929
LanguageEnglish, Spanish, and French
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Eight essays on the modern understanding of the human body, ideal for the general reader.

The Body by Andrew Blaikie

Title The Body
Author Andrew Blaikie
Publisher Psychology Press
Release Date 2003-08-28
Category Social Science
Total Pages 2888
ISBN 0415266629
LanguageEnglish, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

This collection offers a uniquely comprehensive guide to the sociology of the body. With a strong historical scope and conceptual framework, it provides an indispensable reference for undergraduate and postgraduate students, and a robust source for scholars working in the area. The central focus is on understanding sociology through the body; what is often described as re-reading sociology in a 'more corporeal light'. This is an interdisciplinary process, drawing on history, feminism, cultural history, art history, anthropology, social psychology, philosophy, medical sociology and media and communications, as well as sociology. While this has been primarily a Western practice, The Body seeks to broaden the perspective to include references that draw on alternative cultural assumptions, beliefs and practices (including Japan, and South America.)

Literature And The Body by Anthony George Purdy

Title Literature and the Body
Author Anthony George Purdy
Publisher Rodopi
Release Date 1992
Category Social Science
Total Pages 211
ISBN 905183389X
LanguageEnglish, Spanish, and French
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Title Feminist Theory and the Body
Author Janet Price
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Release Date 1999
Category Social Science
Total Pages 487
ISBN 0415925665
LanguageEnglish, Spanish, and French
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Price and Shildrick bring together over 40 important feminist thinkers to discuss key arguments and issues concerning the body. It includes articles on race, cyberspace, theatre, classics, transsexuality, reproductive technologies, illness, rape, plastic surgery, and disabilities. The articles cover many different areas with a stress on the interdisciplinary links of contemporary feminist thought with philosophy, cultural studies, sociology and queer studies. What unites the various approaches represented is the understanding of the body as a site of contestation, the place where feminism can engage directly with the devaluation of women and move on to mobilize strategies of resistance.