Human Identity and Identification by Rebecca Gowland,Tim Thompson

By Rebecca Gowland,Tim Thompson

Few issues are as fascinating to us as our personal our bodies and, by way of extension, our personal identities. in recent times, there was a growing to be curiosity within the dating among the physique, surroundings and society. Reflecting upon those advancements, this ebook examines the function of the physique in human id, within the forging of identities, and the ways that it embodies our social worlds. The procedure is integrative, taking a uniquely organic point of view and reflecting on present discourse within the social sciences. With specific connection with bioarchaeology and forensic technological know-how, the authors concentrate on the development and categorisation of the physique inside of clinical and well known discourse, studying its many tissues, from the outermost to the innermost, from the surface to DNA. Synthesising , frequently disparate, strands of analysis, this can be a precious contribution to investigate on human identity and the embodiment of identity.

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