The Body: A Reader by Mariam FraserThe Body: A Reader by Mariam Fraser

The Body: A Reader

EditorMariam Fraser, Monica Greco

Paperback | October 1, 2005

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The body has become an increasingly significant concept in recent years and thisReaderoffers a stimulating overview of the main topics, perspectives and theories surrounding the issue. This broad consideration of the body presents an engagement with a range of social concerns, from the processes of racialization to the vagaries of fashion and performance art, enacted as surgery on the body. Individual sections cover issues such as:

  • the body and social (dis)order
  • bodies and identities
  • bodily norms
  • bodies in health and dis-ease
  • bodies and technologies.

Containing an extensive critical introduction, contributions from key figures such as Butler, Sedgwick, Martin Scheper-Huges, Haraway and Gilroy, and a series of introductions summarizing each section, thisReaderoffers students a valuable practical guide and a thorough grounding in the fascinating topic of the body.

Title:The Body: A ReaderFormat:PaperbackDimensions:368 pages, 9.5 × 6.75 × 0.75 inPublished:October 1, 2005Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:041534008X

ISBN - 13:9780415340083


Table of Contents

1. What is a Body? 2. The Body and Social (Dis)order 3. Bodies and Identities 4. Normal Bodies, or Not 5. Bodies in Health and Dis-ease 6. Bodies and Technologies 7. Bodies in Consumer Culture 8. Body Ethics