For one of my next photo projects I consulted Erich Fromms »Haben oder Sein« (having or being). I was specifically interested in the perception of our body as something we have that therefore has a certain worth for us.
Turns out, this book is a great read for everybody.
Erich talks about how we can live in two modes of existence: Having or being. This changes how we look at, evaluate and design our world.
He also illustrates how our cultural and social problems root in our early pagan civilizations. I especially like the first 210 pages of the german edition.