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SOAN 230: Bodies and Society (Rocque): Browse in the Library

Background Information - Reference

General Books

These books are focused on the sociology of the body and serve as general or interdisciplinary texts. They can be a good starting point in your research before diving into a more specific topic.

In the Library: Browsing Books in Your Subject Area

Library of Congress call numbers group books by topic. The following are some you might find useful.

E 75 - E 99 Native Americans.
E 184 - E 185: American ethnic groups.
GN: Anthropology
HA: Social science statistics.
HM: Sociology (general and theoretical). Social psychology.
HM 636: Sociology -- Culture -- Human body
HN: Social history. Social problems. Social reform.
HQ: The family. Marriage. Women. Feminism.
HT: Communities. Classes. Races. Slavery.
HV: Social and public welfare. Substance abuse. Criminology.
K: Legal issues
LC: Education


The books in this section are focused on the body through specific lenses of thought. Topics include race, gender, and disability among others.