Why is there at present such powerful educational and renowned curiosity in ‘the physique’ in modern societies? What elements form our conceptions of the physique, its naturalness, future health and normality? what's the mind-body dualism and why may still it topic?
This booklet examines those and different physique questions from a serious socio-cultural point of view. particularly, it exhibits how conceptions of the physique are stricken by approaches of individualization, medicalization and commodification. Chapters talk about the effect of recent biomedical applied sciences at the concept of the average physique, efforts to reshape and ideal the physique, the position of the media in ‘framing’ physique concerns, techniques of physique type, the effect of consumerism on techniques of health and wellbeing, therapeutic and self-care, and the results of theoretical and sensible efforts to ‘integrate’ brain and body.
This ebook could be a useful resource for these trying to comprehend the social, cultural and political importance of ‘the physique’ in modern society.
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