The Body in Society
by Alexandra Howson
Polity Press, 2005, lightly illustrated with b/w photographs, paperback, ISBN 074562538X
Very Good Condition, a little edge and shelf wear, creasing to bottom front corner, corners bumped,
'This new book is a lively and highly accessible introduction to the sociology of the body. in everyday life we are not, for the most part, actively conscious of our bodies or the bodies of others - we simply take them for granted. The Body in Society examines what certain aspects of our bodies, such as the size, shape, smell and demeanor, reveal about the social organisation of everyday life and how the body is crucial to the way we engage with the world and the people around us.'