Sex Roles (2012) 67:585–587 DOI 10.1007/s11199-012-0148-0 BOOK REVIEW Embodied Resistance: Challenging the Norms, Breaking the Rules. Edited by Chris Bobel and Samantha Kwan, Nashville, TN, Vanderbilt University Press, 2011. 268 pp. $29.95 (paper back) ISBN 978-0-8265-178-6 Charlotte N. Markey Published online: 30 March 2012 Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2012 A complete understanding of ourselves includes an understand- 2004). The variety of topics presented in this anthology may ing of and appreciation for our physical selves (Harter 2001). engender reactions ranging from disgust to confusion to de- Body image researchers focus explicitly on the development of light, depending on the reader. Every chapter is provocative and our sense of physicality and the correlates and consequences of will force the reader to rethink and sometimes reconceptualize this sense, whether it be positive or negative or somewhere in what was formerly viewed as mundane, such as which sort of between (Markey 2010; Shroff and Thompson 2006). bathroom (men’s, women’s, mixed-gender) is available for use Although sometimes conceptualized as a “superficial” con- at your workplace. struct, body image does not merely denote a static image of This anthology focuses, for the most part, on research the self as “something attractive” or “something fit,”
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