Block 4 "facts" and figures

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Longhurst
1997: Body is an absent presence
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It is difficult to separate the body...
... in terms of social and biological elements
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The body is...
... shaped on a daily basis
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Different societies have...
... different ideas about the perfect body
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Ideal man and woman:
Man: tall, muscular, lean and active; Woman: tall, skinny, white and young
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Overweight
Social construct formed during childhood; seen as less hard-working and less successful
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UK Gym (case study)
95% of population live within 2 miles of gym; 60% of normal-weight women think they are overweight; $10B spent on diet products
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UK Cosmetics (case study)
2007: 32,000 cosmetic procedures; 89% on women; £490M per year
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It takes 6 months to...
... realise you are your own body; responses are nurtured in early life as well
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Process of identification and projection
What is similar and what's not
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Holt
2011: Children are othered by adults; not necessarily a bad thing as everyone was once a child
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Children's limitations
Alcohol, gambling, driving etc; they are dependents confined to their own areas, they don't have the ability to go wherever they want
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Childhood is...
... a social construct
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Moral panic
"Student does this", "student does that"; drunk girl analogy
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Segregation of youths
Only two in one area at a time; outcry at another group being treated the same
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Britain's teenagers
Worst-behaved in Europe - justification to confine them?; attributed to breakdown of community and family life
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Othering of disable people
Even calling a disabled person heroic is a form of othering
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Small people...
... can be (positively) discriminated against e.g. rollercoasters
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Britain's disabled
Gaining employment can be harder and once employed it is likely that a disabled person will receive a lower salary
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Disabled associations
Tragedy; dependency; weakness; lack of mental competency
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... in terms of social and biological elements

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It is difficult to separate the body...

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... shaped on a daily basis

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... different ideas about the perfect body

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Man: tall, muscular, lean and active; Woman: tall, skinny, white and young

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