Sex Roles (2011) 65:651–652 DOI 10.1007/s11199-010-9925-9 BOOK REVIEW The Body Reader: Essential Social and Cultural Readings. Edited by Lisa Jean Moore and Mary Kosut, New York, New York University Press, 2010. 419 pp. $30.00 (paperback). ISBN: 9780814795668 Joan C. Chrisler & Jennifer Bessette Published online: 9 January 2011 Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2011 The dictionary defines embodiment as “a tangible or visible experience with a Flesh and Spirits ritual, where hooks expression of an idea or quality” and embody as “to express were inserted into her skin and a rope threaded through or exemplify something in bodily form” (Encarta World them so that she could be hoisted into the air) were written English Dictionary 2010). Scholars (e.g., Barsalow et al. specifically for this collection. There is enough new 2003; Csordas 1995; Young 1984) often use the term to material here to justify purchasing the book, and some of mean lived corporeal experience or understanding aspects the reprinted material will undoubtedly be unfamiliar to the of the physical body in reference to one’s own experience. average reader. The Body Reader includes all of these definitions, as the The book is divided into four sections: Vulnerable authors each have their own
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