Critical Bodies: Representations, Practices and Identities by Sarah Riley, Maree Burns, Hannah Frith, Sally Wiggins,

By Sarah Riley, Maree Burns, Hannah Frith, Sally Wiggins, Pirkko Markula

This publication showcases a range of present paintings and debates on weight and physique administration practices which are being made from the colourful enviornment of serious and postmodern methods within the social sciences. Weight concerns became valuable to Western understandings of well-being and id, yet analyses of weight and physique administration have usually did not contextualise weight comparable matters. This well timed booklet addresses this hole via studying 3 key parts, particularly, illustration, identities, and perform, to discover and interrogate how physique and weight administration, subjectivities, reviews, and practices are constituted inside and via the normative discourses of latest western tradition.

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