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Stand up straight! : a history of posture

Author: Sander Lawrence Gilman
Publisher: London, UK : Reaktion Books, 2018.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Our bodies are not fixed; they change over time. They vary with alterations in diet, exercise and illness, and shift as we age. Our attitudes to bodies, and especially to posture - how people hold themselves, how they move - are also fluid. Our stance and gait are interpreted as healthy or ill, able or disabled, elegant or slovenly, beautiful or ugly. In Stand Up Straight!: A History of Posture Sander L. Gilman  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sander Lawrence Gilman
ISBN: 1780239246 9781780239248
OCLC Number: 1039823905
Description: 429 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction: Posture beyond the workplace --
Posture in the world of movement --
Postures of the mind: theology and philosophy explain human posture --
Chest out! Posture's military meanings --
Medicine as therapy for an unhealthy posture --
Dance and the social taming of posture --
Education shapes a healthy and beautiful posture --
Anthropology remakes posture: Lamarck, Darwin and beyond --
'Natural posture': posture and race --
'Political posturing': posture defines the good citizen --
Contemporary posture and disability studies --
Conclusion: Maps of moral posture.
Responsibility: Sander L. Gilman.

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. Interweaving the history of posture with our developing knowledge of anatomy and cultural history, and fully illustrated with an array of striking images, Stand Up Straight! is the first  Read more...

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