The Body


The body is seen to convey a range of stauses, ranks & relationships between the body & society.

The body has continued to act as a symbol in various ways, showing that we give value to & control our bodys in various ways

We control the body by:

  • Genital mutilation/modification
  • Sexual selection (1 child policy, china- baby girls being aborted)
  • Foot binding in China for pleasure 

Universally humans have attempted to make & remake the body- varies according to age, status, geographical location

  • Lip plates
    - Worn among people of N. Africa and S & NW America
    - Mainly among the woman of certain African cultures who wear them
    - Purpose and meaning different in different cultures: protect against evil…


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