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Body and culture

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Pearson/Longman , New York
Body, Human -- Social as
Statement[edited by] Greg Lyons.
SeriesA Longman topics reader, Longman topics.
ContributionsLyons, Greg, 1950-
Classifications
LC ClassificationsGN298 .B615 2006
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 248 p. ;
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3426942M
ISBN 100321317424
LC Control Number2005050973
OCLC/WorldCa60776884

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Theory, Culture & Society caters for the resurgence of interest in culture within contemporary social science and the humanities. Building on the heritage of classical social theory, the book series examines ways in which this tradition has been reshaped by a new generation of theorists.

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This Mortal Coil: The Human Body in History and Culture explores the meanings of the body and its parts from the classical period to the present day: from the bones to the guts, from the heart to the genitals, it shows that every part of our bodies has a history, and that history informs the present.

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Culture, Health and Illness: An Introduction for Health Professionals, Second edition discusses the fundamentals of medical anthropology.

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Contributors to Sport, Physical Culture, and the Moving Body will be engaging a range of new and emerging theoretical perspectives, including new materialist, political ecology, developmental systems theory, and new material feminist approaches, to examine the actors and assemblages of movement-based material, political, and economic production.