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“I must say at the start that this is a most important and interesting collection which does much to advance the sociology of the body. I congratulate the editors for a fine achievement, and the editors of TCS for pioneering this new, and now much less secret, theorizing of the body and of the embodied self.” Contemporary Sociology “Both engrossing and challenging, the papers present to the reader an opportunity to examine in depth the significance of the human physique…. A thought provoking book.” Journal of Applied Rehabilitation Counseling For centuries the human body has been a long-established issue in anthropology. However, human embodiment is increasingly becoming the primary focus in sociology and cultural studies as a means to understanding the complex interrelations between nature, ...

On the Civilizing of Appetite
On the civilizing of appetite
StephenMennell

Although The Civilizing Process has a great deal to say about the civilizing of table manners — how people ate — it says relatively little about what people ate and how much. Elias mentions in passing the well-known carnivorous bent of the medieval upper classes, in marked contrast to ...

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