- Author:Victoria Pitts-Taylor
- Publisher:Greenwood; 1st Edition edition (September 30, 2008)
- Pages:376 pages
- Subcategory:Social Sciences
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VICTORIA PITTS-TAYLOR is Professor of Sociology at Queens College and the Graduate Center, CUNY
VICTORIA PITTS-TAYLOR is Professor of Sociology at Queens College and the Graduate Center, CUNY. She specializes in social theory and sociology of the body and is the author of Surgery Junkies: Wellness and Pathology in Cosmetic Surgery (2007) and In the Flesh: The Cultural Politics of Body Modification (2003). Start reading Cultural Encyclopedia of the Body (2 volume set) on your Kindle in under a minute. Don't have a Kindle? Get your Kindle here, or download a FREE Kindle Reading App.
Pop culture and the media today are saturated with the focus on the aesthetics of the human body. Magazines and infotainment shows speculate whether this or that actress had breast implants or a nose job. Americans are not just focusing on celebrities but on themselves too and today have unprecedented opportunities to rework what nature gave them. One can now drop in to ha Pop culture and the media today are saturated with the focus on the aesthetics of the human body.
Victoria Pitts-Taylor (née Pitts) is Professor of Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Wesleyan University, Connecticut, and also Professor of Science in Society and Sociology there. She was formerly a professor of sociology at Queens College and the CUNY Graduate Center, New York, and visiting fellow at the Centre for the Study of Social Difference, Columbia University, New York.
VICTORIA PITTS-TAYLOR is Professor of Sociology at Queens College and the Graduate Center, CUNY.
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A distinctive and fascinating volume on the history and cultural meaning of the body and its disparate parts. It examines perceptions of the human corpus in world cultures and history and investigates the practices, mores, taboos, and rituals that affect and transform the body in those cultures. Pitts-Taylor ( Queens College, CUNY) previously wrote Surgery Junkies (CH, Apr'08, 45-4460) and In the Flesh (2003). Here she contributes an informative 11-page introduction that precedes 43 alphabetically arranged sections devoted to body parts, . breasts, face, fat, lips, and vagina.
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