The Body in Society: An Introduction Alexandra Howson

ISBN: 9780745625386

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The Body in Society: An Introduction  by  Alexandra Howson

The Body in Society: An Introduction by Alexandra Howson
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An introduction to the sociology of the body, this book examines what certain aspects of our bodies, such as the size, shape, smell and demeanor, reveal about the social organization of everyday life and how the body is crucial to the way we engageMoreAn introduction to the sociology of the body, this book examines what certain aspects of our bodies, such as the size, shape, smell and demeanor, reveal about the social organization of everyday life and how the body is crucial to the way we engage with the world and the people around us.

The human body is endowed with varied forms of social significance and it is this which sociology has addressed, by asking questions such as: To what degree do individuals have control over their own bodies? What interest does the state have in regulating the human body?

How significant is the body to the development and performance of the self in everyday life? What images of the body influence peoples expectations of themselves and others?



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