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Living the Body is a rich and lively text, one that does often challenge the reader due to a sometimes frustrating binary structure of its study and, at other times, due to the embodied experiences of women that are conveyed and the gendered practices that underlie them. Thapan makes a much-needed contribution to Bourdieu-inspired scholarship of habitus, bringing contemporary Indian women’s lives to the forefront through ethnographic methods and a well-informed and well-crafted relevant theoretical framework.
Undoubtedly, not a work that is merely another attempt to ‘keep up with trends’ or cater to the current passing interests in nonchalant gender issues, Living the Body is a meaningful sociological research in women’s studies that builds on previous work focusing on factors that go to fashion women’s identities and perspectives…. Living the Body will assist in taking further the understanding of womanhood in contemporary India.
This book is a contribution to the sociology of embodiment-mediated by gender and class-in the context of women`s lives in urban India today…. An interesting collection of essays.
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