What is the Body?

Engelsrud, Gunn: hva er KROPP

In this book the author explains about the conditions under which the human body has existed within the context of European values – from being looked upon as a prison for the soul and a seat of sin and shame, to becoming a modern project in which the media-invented “ideal body” is one of our most shining symbols of success. This book contributes to an understanding of the body both as a biological organism, as subjective experience, and as the product and expression of a particular culture.

Gunn Engelsrud is a lecturer in the department of health studies at the University of Oslo

First published: 2006, Universitetsforlaget

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