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The Resource Cultural encyclopedia of the body, edited by Victoria Pitts-Taylor

Cultural encyclopedia of the body, edited by Victoria Pitts-Taylor

Label
Cultural encyclopedia of the body
Title
Cultural encyclopedia of the body
Statement of responsibility
edited by Victoria Pitts-Taylor
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This thought-provoking, 2-volume encyclopedia presents articles on the parts of the body and the past and current cultural attitudes and practices that concern them. Accessible to undergraduate students and of interest to the general reader, each article is divided into multiple treatments, issues, and cultural phenomenon that have been applied to the body part in question. No body part goes undiscussed, with sections included, for example, on skin, teeth, testicles, neck, nose, face, and abdomen. For the waist, the full article is on the corset. The contributors are academics and graduate students mainly in sociology, in the US and the UK. The articles incorporate feminism, post-colonialism, and other contemporary theoretical viewpoints in their discussion, as well as the health risks associated with certain practices. Some b & w photos are included; each article concludes with a list of references
Cataloging source
DLC
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HM636
LC item number
.C85 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Pitts-Taylor, Victoria
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Human body
  • Human body
  • Body image
  • Body image
  • Human body
Label
Cultural encyclopedia of the body, edited by Victoria Pitts-Taylor
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 546-559) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
v. 1. A-L -- v. 2. M-Z
Control code
221153745
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
2 volumes (xxxviii, 577 pages)
Isbn
9780313341472
Lccn
2008019926
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
99941440289
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)221153745
Label
Cultural encyclopedia of the body, edited by Victoria Pitts-Taylor
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 546-559) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
v. 1. A-L -- v. 2. M-Z
Control code
221153745
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
2 volumes (xxxviii, 577 pages)
Isbn
9780313341472
Lccn
2008019926
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
99941440289
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)221153745

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