Virtual Book Launch

You are invited to a virtual book launch celebrating the publication of Body Studies in Canada, edited by Sociology Professor, Dr. Valerie Zawilski, on July 29, at 3 p.m.

How do we perceive ourselves and our bodies in relation to our physical, geographical, social, cultural, political, psychological, and spiritual environments? Body Studies in Canada uses intersectional methodological and theoretical frameworks to discuss the political and socio-historical discourses that shape body studies in Canadian society. To read more, click here.

Watch via Zoom to hear from editor Dr. Valerie Zawilski, joined by contributing authors Tamara Bernard, Dr. Lois Kamenitz, Dr. Margaret MacNeill, Dr. Debra Kriger, Dr. Judith Mintz, Dr. Kelsey Harvey, Dr. Bahar Tajrobehkar, Dr. Mark Norman, Donna Lynn Smith, and Megan Aiken. Registration information can be found here. 

About the book:
Bringing together scholars from a wide variety of disciplines and expertise to provide an interdisciplinary perspective on how the body interacts reflexively with society, the book delves into a variety of timely topics including postcolonial “othering” of the body; social discourses around healthy and un-healthy bodies; intersections of aging, gender, race, class, and size; the fitness industries’ promotion of the “ideal” body; the gendering of bodywork symbols and expressions in carceral environments; and self-awareness of “the body” in social and digital media. To read more, visit