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Everyday Embodiment

Rethinking Youth Body Image

Authors: Coffey, Julia

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  • Advocates for the non-individual dimensions of body concerns to be foregrounded in strategies aimed at addressing this complex youth wellbeing issue
  • Provides a detailed framework for understanding  how body ideals ‘get into’ and affect the body, how body ideals are negotiated, and how they are formed through the circumstances of young people’s lives
  • Based on an innovative mixed-method qualitative study, using a combination of interview and visual methods
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About this book

This book offers an innovative conceptual and methodological approach to one of the most significant health and wellbeing challenges for contemporary youth: body image. The social and cultural dimensions shaping body ideals and young people’s body image concerns have not been adequately explored in the current landscape of social media and youth body cultures. The author provides a sociological reframing of body image, foregrounding the social and cultural dimensions which are critical in shaping young people’s everyday bodily experiences. Chapters explore the significance of ‘gender’ and ‘wellbeing’ norms and the ways that circumstances of hardship and inequality are significant in mediating body concerns. In this, the book complicates simplistic understandings of body image, instead showing the complex processes by which body concerns are formed through the circumstances of embodied experience. The book advocates for the non-individual dimensions of body concerns—the social and cultural conditions of young people’s lives—to be foregrounded in strategies aimed at addressing this complex youth wellbeing issue. 

This text will be of interest to scholars in gender studies, youth studies, and feminist sociology.


About the authors

Julia Coffey is Senior Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Newcastle, Australia. She teaches a range of sociology subjects on themes of youth, health, and qualitative methodologies.

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“In this accessibly written book based on original empirical research, Julia Coffey opens up a novel approach to understand body-image. Engaging with feminist sociology, cultural studies and new materialist theories, she draws out the significance of body-image to the multi-faceted everyday lives of young people today. A must-read for anyone interested in embodiment, gender, youth and contemporary mediated cultures.”  Rebecca Coleman, Reader, Sociology Department, Goldsmiths, University of London

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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eBook 85,59 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-70159-8
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Hardcover 103,99 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Everyday Embodiment
Book Subtitle
Rethinking Youth Body Image
Authors
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-70159-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-70159-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-70158-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 166
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations, 9 illustrations in colour
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