A Companion to the Anthropology of the Body and Embodiment by Frances E. Mascia-Lees

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A Companion to the Anthropology of the Body and Embodiment offers original essays that examine historical and contemporary approaches to conceptualizations of the body.

In this ground-breaking work on the body and embodiment, the latest scholarship from anthropology and related social science fields is presented, providing new insights on body politics and the experience of the bodyOriginal chapters cover historical and contemporary approaches and highlight new research frameworksReflects the increasing importance of embodiment and its ethnographic contexts within anthropologyHighlights the increasing emphasis on examining the production of scientific, technological, and medical expertise in studying bodies and embodiment

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Frances E. Mascia-Lees is Professor of Anthropology at Rutgers University. She was Editor-in-Chief of American Anthropologist from 2001-2006, is a Founder and current Member of the Board of Anthropology Now, and an International Scholar of the Open Society Institute. She is author of numerous publications including Taking a Stand in a Postfeminist World: Toward an Engaged Cultural Criticism (2000), Women's Realities, Women's Choice, (3rd Edition, 2005) and Gender and Difference in a Globalizing World: 21st Century Anthropology (2011).
Published May 6, 2011 by Wiley-Blackwell. 560 pages
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