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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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Genre: American drama
Author: Fred Carmichael
Publisher: Samuel French, Inc.
Release: 1962
File: 91 Pages
ISBN-13: 0573608695

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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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A medical sociologist who has been seriously ill twice explores illness from the patient's perspective and tells how he came close to death and how this allowed him the opportunity to examine how he was living. Reprint.

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Genre: Biography & Autobiography
Author: Arthur W. Frank
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release: 2002
File: 158 Pages
ISBN-13: 0618219293

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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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Eight essays on the modern understanding of the human body, ideal for the general reader.

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Genre: Science
Author: Sean Sweeney
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Release: 2002-06-27
File: 176 Pages
ISBN-13: 0521782929

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This collection offers a uniquely comprehensive guide to the sociology of the body. With a strong historical scope and conceptual framework, it provides an indispensable reference for undergraduate and postgraduate students, and a robust source for scholars working in the area. The central focus is on understanding sociology through the body; what is often described as re-reading sociology in a 'more corporeal light'. This is an interdisciplinary process, drawing on history, feminism, cultural history, art history, anthropology, social psychology, philosophy, medical sociology and media and communications, as well as sociology. While this has been primarily a Western practice, The Body seeks to broaden the perspective to include references that draw on alternative cultural assumptions, beliefs and practices (including Japan, and South America.)

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Genre: Social Science
Author: Andrew Blaikie
Publisher: Psychology Press
Release: 2003-08-28
File: 2888 Pages
ISBN-13: 0415266629

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Genre: Social Science
Author: Anthony George Purdy
Publisher: Rodopi
Release: 1992
File: 211 Pages
ISBN-13: 905183389X

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Price and Shildrick bring together over 40 important feminist thinkers to discuss key arguments and issues concerning the body. It includes articles on race, cyberspace, theatre, classics, transsexuality, reproductive technologies, illness, rape, plastic surgery, and disabilities. The articles cover many different areas with a stress on the interdisciplinary links of contemporary feminist thought with philosophy, cultural studies, sociology and queer studies. What unites the various approaches represented is the understanding of the body as a site of contestation, the place where feminism can engage directly with the devaluation of women and move on to mobilize strategies of resistance.

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Genre: Social Science
Author: Janet Price
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Release: 1999
File: 487 Pages
ISBN-13: 0415925665

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