Request Inspection Copy

If you are an Academic or Teacher and wish to consider this book as a prescribed textbook for your course, you may be eligible for a complimentary inspection copy. Please complete this form, including information about your position, campus and course, before adding to cart.

* Required Fields

To complete your Inspection Copy Request you will need to click the Checkout button in the right margin and complete the checkout formalities. You can include Inspection Copies and purchased items in the same shopping cart, see our Inspection Copy terms for further information.

Any Questions? Please email our text Support Team on text@footprint.com.au

Submit

Email this to a friend

* ALL required Fields

Order Inspection Copy

An inspection copy has been added to your shopping cart

Key Concepts in Body and Society

by Kate Cregan SAGE Publications Ltd
Pub Date:
09/2012
ISBN:
9781847875440
Format:
Pbk 224 pages
Price:
AU$59.00 NZ$63.48
Product Status: In Stock Now
add to your cart
Instructors
& Academics:
Available as eBook
AU$63.00 | NZ$70.78

Other Available Formats:

This book provides a clear, focused road map to the study of the body in society. It defines, explains and applies core topics relating to the human body demonstrating how we approach it as a social phenomenon.

Each concept:
-Includes an easy to understand definition
-Provides real-world examples
-Gives suggestions for further reading
-Is carefully cross-referenced to other related concepts

Written to meet the needs of the modern student this book offers the basic materials, tools and guidance needed study and write about the body.

AUDIENCE: Upper-level undergraduate students of the body and society, the sociology of the body, and any course dealing with body studies within cultural studies and anthropology

Ageing and Childhood
Anorexia, Bulimia, Obesity
Appearance and Beauty
Civilizing Processes
Class and Caste
Clothing
Colonialism/Post-Colonialism
Consumption
Cyborgs
Death and Dying
Difference
Disability/Ability
Discourse
Dualism
Emotion
Feminism
Food
Gender
Genetics
Gesture and Habits
Habitus
Health and Illness
Identity
Media and Representation
Medicine and Science
Modification
Nature/Culture
Pain
Performativity
Phenomenology
Power
Private/Public
Psychoanalysis
Queer
Race and Ethnicity
Religion
Reproduction
Sexuality
Sport
Technology
Violence
Work
Youth
Glossary

This book is a great idea. It provides a thorough, accessible and interesting introduction to the most important concepts in the sociology of the body. Students new to this area will find it invaluableDeborah Lupton
University of Sydney




Cregan has achieved something distinct: an account of the sociology of the body which incorporates both theory and empirical studies, which demonstrates excellent coverage of an ever expanding field, and which is written in an accessible style. Most impressive is the fact that, whilst each entry is well researched and can be read in isolation, Cregan has ensured a coherence which means the book also works as a whole. An intelligent treatment and account of the sociology of the body, which I look forward to incorporating into my teachingRob Meadows
University of Surrey



Kate Cregan is the author of Sociology of the Body: Mapping the Abstraction of Embodiment (2006) and The Theatre of the Body: Staging Death and Embodying Life in Early Modern London (2009). Currently, she is a senior lecturer in the Faculty of Arts and runs the interdisciplinary Graduate Researchers in Print writing program in the Arts Research Graduate School, Monash University, Melbourne.