Undergraduate Module Descriptor

SOC3088: Health, Illness and Bodies in Contemporary Society: Part 2: Bodies in Society

This module descriptor refers to the 2016/7 academic year.

Indicative Reading List

This reading list is indicative - i.e. it provides an idea of texts that may be useful to you on this module, but it is not considered to be a confirmed or compulsory reading list for this module.

Lock, M. and Farquhar, J. (2007) Beyond the body proper: reading the anthropology of material life.

Malacrida, C. and Low. J. (2008 ) Sociology of the body: A reader.

Shilling, C. (2005) The body in culture, technology and society.

Lucy Grealy. (1994) Autobiography of a Face New York: Harper Collins

Alice Domurat Dreger (2004) One of Us: Conjoined Twins and the Future of Normal

Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

Victoria Pitts. (2003) In the Flesh: The Cultural Politics of Body Modification

Rich, E. and Evans, J. (2005) “Fat Ethics: The Obesity Discourse and Body Politics.” Social Theory and Health 3(4): 341-358.

Gill, R et al. (2005) Body Projects and the Regulation of Normative Masculinity Body and Society 11 (1): 37-62.