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The body and everyday life

The body and everyday life

Thomas, Helen, 1947-

Offering an introduction to the main themes and issues that have emerged in the study of the body over recent years, Helen Thomas illustrates the complex relationships that exist between the body, society and everyday life

Paperback, Hardback, Book. English.
Published London: Routledge, 2005
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Statement of responsibility: Helen Thomas
ISBN: 0415331110, 0415331129, 9780415331111, 9780415331128
Intended audience: Specialized.
Physical Description: 192 p. : ill. ; 20 cm.
Subject: Medical sociology; Human figure in art.; Body, Human.; Body image.; Body; Body, Human, in popular culture.; Body, Human Social aspects.


  1. Acknowledgements.
  2. 1. Introduction: Enter 'the Body'
  3. 2. Performing the Body
  4. 3. Performing Gender: The 'Body' in Question
  5. 4. Ethnographies of the Body: Absent-presence
  6. 5. Older Bodies: Performing Age, Ageing and Invisibility.
  7. Conclusion.
  8. Notes.
  9. Bibliography

Author note

Helen Thomasis Director of Doctoral Programmes at the University of the Arts London. Trained in both dance and sociology, her research interests centre on the sociology of dance and the body, cultural theory, and qualitative research methods applied to cultural practices. She has published numerous articles and book chapters and the following books: The Body, Dance and Cultural Theory(2003); Cultural Bodies (eds. with J. Ahmed, 2004); Dance in the City (ed. 1997), Dance, Modernity and Culture (1995) and dance Gender and Culture (ed. 1993).