Gendering Bodies

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Rowman & Littlefield, 2008 - Psychology - 288 pages
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Gendering Bodies explains how the social world shapes our physical bodies and how our bodies shape the social world. In this remarkable investigation into contemporary ideas of gender, sociologists Crawley, Foley, and Shehan argue that bodies are constantly being gendered, or encouraged to participate in (heterosexual) gender conformity. This engendering influences nutrition practices, work and employment choices, dieting, working out, cosmetic surgery, sexual practices, and training-or lack thereof-in sports or fitness. This is an accessible, yet comprehensive, sociological inquiry into a theory of the gendered body.
 

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Sara L. Crawley is assistant professor of women's studies and affiliate faculty in sociology at the University of South Florida. Her areas of specialty include feminist and queer theories, sexualities, masculinities and gender in sport. Lara J. Foley is associate professor of sociology and affiliated faculty in women's studies at the University of Tulsa. Her specialties include sociology of medicine and gender. Constance L. Shehan is professor and chair of the Department of Sociology at the University of Florida and former director of the Women's Studies Program.