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Gendering Bodies

Book Title

Gendering Bodies

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Publication Date

8-2-2007

Editors

Barbara Risman, J. Howard, J. Sprague and Virginia Rutter

Series Title

The Gender Lens Series

Publisher

Rowman & Littlefield

Place of Publication

Lanham, MD

Keywords

Gender identity

Subject

Sex role -- United States, Sex -- social aspects -- United States, Sexual orientation, Gender identity

Department

Sociology

Disciplines

Sociology

Description

Gendering Bodies explains how the social world shapes our physical bodies and how our bodies shape the social world. In this remarkable investigation into contemporary ideas of gender, sociologists Crawley, Foley, and Shehan argue that bodies are constantly being gendered, or encouraged to participate in (heterosexual) gender conformity. This engendering influences nutrition practices, work and employment choices, dieting, working out, cosmetic surgery, sexual practices, and training-or lack thereof-in sports or fitness. This is an accessible, yet comprehensive, sociological inquiry into a theory of the gendered body.

ISBN

FBC047

Document Type

Article

Gendering Bodies

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