Culture, Bodies and the Sociology of Health

Culture, Bodies and the Sociology of Health

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Culture, Bodies and the Sociology of Health explores the boundaries between bodies and society with special reference to uncovering the cultural components of health and the ways in which bodies are categorized according to a form of culturally embedded 'health orthodoxy'. Illustrating the importance of contextualizing the body as a cultural entity, this book demonstrates that the spaces and boundaries between healthy bodies are becoming more diverse than ever before.In early 2008 Jones was stripped of her five Olympic gold medals and sentenced to six months in prison (Schmidt 2008). ... What makes it even more troubling is that she [Jones] was such a hero for so many people; to have cheated her way into their hearts is just awfula#39; (McDowell 2008). ... a#39;cleana#39; by non-athletes, including avoiding doping practices or any behavior that would make a competition unfair.

Title:Culture, Bodies and the Sociology of Health
Author:Professor Elizabeth Ettorre
Publisher:Ashgate Publishing, Ltd. - 2012-12-28


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