The body has come to provide a central site for theory and debate from social theory to cultural studies. This important volume looks beyond psychologyÆs traditional biological body to explore what insights can be gained from recent theories of embodiment. Taking the body as inscribed by social and disciplinary practices, leading contributors explore a wide range of psychological topics in new and challenging ways. Questions surrounding health, gender, history, and culture are addressed in contexts such as the psychology of pain, the treatment of anorexia nervosa, and psychologyÆs relationship to transgender activists. The Body and Psychology brings cross-disciplinary perspectives to bear on the psychological body and, in the process, succeeds in drawing attention to the many embodied qualities of its subject matter. This book will make compelling reading for students and academics in psychology, sociology, and health and cultural studies.

From Dysappearance to Hyperappearance: Sliding Boundaries of Illness and Bodies

From dysappearance to hyperappearance: Sliding boundaries of illness and bodies

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José Luis Bermúdez, Anthony Marcel and Naomi Eilan (Eds.), The Body and the Self. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1995. 376 pp. ISBN 0-262-02386-5.

Kathy Davis, Reshaping the Female Body: The Dilemma of Cosmetic Surgery. New York & London: Routledge, 1995. 211 pp. ISBN 0 415-90632-6.

Arthur Kroker and Michael A. Weinstein, Data Trash: The Theory of the Virtual Class. Montreal: New World Perspectives [in USA, St Martin's Press], 1994. 165 pp. ISBN 0-920393-23-3.

Drew Leder (Ed.), The Body in Medical Thought and Practice. Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic, 1992. 258 pp. ISBN 0-7923-1657-6.

Deborah Lupton, The Imperative of Health: Public Health and the Regulated Body. London: Sage, 1995. 181 pp. ...

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