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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.

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Genre: Science
Author: Bill Bryson
Publisher: Doubleday Canada
Release: 2019-10-15
File: 448 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780385685757

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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,

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Genre: Social Science
Author: Mike Featherstone
Publisher: SAGE
Release: 1991-02
File: 408 Pages
ISBN-13: 0803984138

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Some of the most serious questions regarding disability are considered in this book that applies a feminist philosophical perspective to the subject. The author's own experience of long term disability is incorporated into the text.

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Genre: Social Science
Author: Susan Wendell
Publisher: Psychology Press
Release: 1996
File: 206 Pages
ISBN-13: 0415910471

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Therefore, this volume offers an interdisciplinary approach from the fields of neuroscience, phenomenology and psychoanalysis

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Genre: Psychology
Author: Helena de Preester
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing
Release: 2005-01-01
File: 343 Pages
ISBN-13: 9027251983

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The study of the body has developed rapidly in the social sciences and humanities in recent years, and Body Matters reflects the exciting ferment of ideas and research that is taking place in this area. This collection tackles diverse themes: sex therapy, prostitution, the male body, the management of children and food, contemporary dance, body building and images of lesbianism. Underlying this diversity are some common themes related to sex and gender, control and discipline, and popular imagery. The essays examine the social construction of the body, including issues of femininity and masculinity, and the relationship between culture and the body, and the body as a commodity. Body Matters demonstrates the links with central issues of sociological theory, concluding that the study of the body is not an esoteric 'specialism' but a central strand in modern social thought.

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Genre: Education
Author: Sue Scott
Publisher: Psychology Press
Release: 1993
File: 148 Pages
ISBN-13: 1850009430

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Drawing together literature from sociology, gender studies and psychology, this text offers a broad discussion on body image in the context of socio-cultural change, gender politics and self-identity.

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Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
Author: Margaret Maria Wykes
Publisher: SAGE
Release: 2005-01-13
File: 252 Pages
ISBN-13: 0761942483

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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.

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Genre: Social Science
Author: Chris Shilling
Publisher: SAGE
Release: 2003
File: 238 Pages
ISBN-13: 0761942858

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This fascinating collection explores the growing range of body modification practices such as piercing, tattooing, branding, cutting and inserting implants, which have sprung up recently in the West. It asks whether this implies that we are returning to traditional tribal practices of inscribing identities onto bodies on the part of 'modern primitives', or is body modification better understood as purely cosmetic and decorative with body markings merely temporary signs of transferable loyalties? Contributors address the question of the permanence of body transformation through fitness regimes and body building; look at the French performance artist Orlan and the Australian performance artist Stelarc who explored Western standard o

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Genre: Social Science
Author: Mike Featherstone
Publisher: SAGE
Release: 2000-06-06
File: 347 Pages
ISBN-13: 0761967966

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

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Genre: Religion
Author: Sarah Coakley
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Release: 2000-07-15
File: 332 Pages
ISBN-13: 0521783860

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The 2nd edition of Human Body Composition includes updated information and new chapters. The editors and 35 contributors are well respected researchers in the field of body composition science. This is one of few texts that provides comprehensive coverage of body composition research. The primary intent is to present current information on research methods. This book can serve as a textbook for those who are students or new researchers. Descriptions of various methods and background information are imparted in great detail with numerous references. New chapters address energy expenditure, animal body composition, molecular genetics and body composition as it relates to disease states of cancer, HIV, obesity and certain inflammatory diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease, congestive heart failure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. This book is recommended for students and new researchers in the field of body composition research who need to learn various methods, histories and practical applications--Publisher's description.

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Genre: Medical
Author: Timothy Lohman
Publisher: Human Kinetics
Release: 2005
File: 523 Pages
ISBN-13: 0736046550

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