Religion, Culture and the Quest for Perfection: Body Problems, Body Modifications

Author:   Shawn Arthur
Publisher:   Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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9781472586322


Pages:   224
Publication Date:   11 July 2019
Format:   Paperback
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Author:   Shawn Arthur
Publisher:   Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Imprint:   Bloomsbury Academic
ISBN:  

9781472586322


ISBN 10:   1472586328
Pages:   224
Publication Date:   11 July 2019
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  College/higher education ,  Professional & Vocational ,  Tertiary & Higher Education
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
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Introduction: Central Issues of Embodiment 1. Ways to Think about the Body: Cross-Disciplinary Perspectives 2. Body Theories and their Applications: The Imperfect Body According to Culture, Society, Media and Medicine 3. Problems of Embodiment: The Imperfect Body According to Religion 4. Re-inventing the Self: Malleability & Modifying the Body 5. Malleability & Modifying the Body 6. Is Perfection Possible? Case Studies in Christianity and Daoism 7. Who Are We and What Are We Doing with Our Bodies?

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Shawn Arthur is Associate Professor of Religion, Appalachian State University, USA. He is the author of Early Daoist Dietary Practices: Examining Ways to Health and Longevity (2013).

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