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Sociology of the Body
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Anderson, Erin. 2010. “Sociology of the Body”. TRAILS: Teaching Resources and Innovations Library for Sociology, April. Washington DC: American Sociological Association.


As the vessels in which we live our social lives, bodies can significantly influence our opportunities, abilities, restrictions, and impressions. Bodies are a source of power, repression, and subjugation; a medium for expression; and an entity to be controlled. Social forces throughout history have shaped the human body, as well as, the ways in which...

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Cultural Sociology
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College 200

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