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By Ruth Holliday

The physique occupies a primary 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 few diverse money owed and views at the physique, drawing out a few of the key connections and disjunctures from this so much contested of themes. This quantity beneficial properties clean and engaging contributions from a few of the top thinkers and upcoming theorists within the box.

Themes that run during the paintings include:

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

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

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