This book investigates the body as a fundamental vector of inequality, shaped by institutions, interaction and culture, and how in turn it contributes to partly modify them. Sassatelli and Ghigi show how the process of embodiment is at the same time naturalized and contested, particularly evident in the case of gender. Drawing on classical sociological ideas about modernity and contemporary studies that emphasize intersectionality, the book looks at how the gendered body has been conceptualized with special attention to body politics, the power of appearance and the representation of embodied identity. It also considers the interplay between body, sex and sexuality and the way gendered bodies intersect with other dimensions of social inequality such as race, age, class and disability.

Roberta Sassatelli, R.G. (2024). Body and gender. Sociological perspectives. Cambridge : Polity Press.

Body and gender. Sociological perspectives

Roberta Sassatelli
;
Rossella Ghigi
2024

Abstract

This book investigates the body as a fundamental vector of inequality, shaped by institutions, interaction and culture, and how in turn it contributes to partly modify them. Sassatelli and Ghigi show how the process of embodiment is at the same time naturalized and contested, particularly evident in the case of gender. Drawing on classical sociological ideas about modernity and contemporary studies that emphasize intersectionality, the book looks at how the gendered body has been conceptualized with special attention to body politics, the power of appearance and the representation of embodied identity. It also considers the interplay between body, sex and sexuality and the way gendered bodies intersect with other dimensions of social inequality such as race, age, class and disability.
2024
248
9781509550074
9781509550081
Roberta Sassatelli, R.G. (2024). Body and gender. Sociological perspectives. Cambridge : Polity Press.
Roberta Sassatelli, Rossella Ghigi
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