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By Elizabeth Ettorre

ISBN-10: 0754677567

ISBN-13: 9780754677567

"Culture, our bodies and the Sociology of healthiness" explores the bounds among our bodies and society with targeted connection with uncovering the cultural elements of health and wellbeing and the ways that our bodies are catagorised in accordance with a sort of culturally embedded 'health orthodoxy'. Illustrating the significance of contextualising the physique as a cultural entity, this e-book demonstrates that the areas and limits among fit our bodies have gotten extra diversified than ever earlier than. It unearths the cultural parts of a 'morality of health', which shapes and regulates our bodies as they're developed as both fit and basic, or pathological, dicy and irregular. during this quantity, a world staff of students engages with various concerns surrounding the cultural development of the physique as a domain of overall healthiness and disorder. the bounds among our bodies and society are tested during the cultural meanings of kidney transplantation; pathologizing of elite athletes; non-elite highway operating; use of health magazines; the cultural gaze of the net; gerontological conception vis a vis gender; and, the 'genetics' of weight problems and pregnant drug utilizing our bodies as 'polluted'. As such, will probably be of curiosity not just to sociologists, particularly sociologists of healthiness, but additionally to students of media and communique experiences in addition to cultural theorists.

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This is what patients are offered; an understanding that they will be healed; that they will be well again. They embrace collective narratives spun around transplantation practices, only to find that the reality is often quite different. The ‘gift of life’ metaphor dominates personal and public expectations about transplantation. But as the anthropological record testifies, from culture to culture gifts bind giver and receiver, and necessitate reciprocity (Mauss 1967). One does not get something for nothing.

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