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By John Hassard,Ruth Holliday

The physique occupies a main place in modern theoretical paintings, but nonetheless there's no consensus on precisely what it's and what constitutes it. Contested Bodies brings jointly a couple of diverse money owed and views at the physique, drawing out a number of the key connections and disjunctures from this such a lot contested of themes. This quantity good points clean and engaging contributions from the various major thinkers and upcoming theorists within the box.

Themes that run in the course of the paintings include:

* where of the physique in theory
* the proposal of labour within the construction of our bodies
* the transformative power of our bodies on spaces.

Grounded in real lifestyles event and examples, this key textual content could be a useful reference for undergraduates of sociology and gender studies.

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