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287-The Body. Bodies have been culturally constructed throughout history. The Greek statues ( both men and women) The 18 th century “full figured woman” ( Renoir) A Breast culture in the 1950s A Thinness culture in the 1960s ( Twiggy)

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bodies have been culturally constructed throughout history
Bodies have been culturally constructed throughout history
  • The Greek statues ( both men and women)
  • The 18th century “full figured woman” ( Renoir)
  • A Breast culture in the 1950s
  • A Thinness culture in the 1960s ( Twiggy)
  • A Fitness culture in the 1990s and first decade of the 2lst century
women in particular but not only
Women in particular –but not only
  • The “Dandies “ of Medieval Times- the French Court
  • Women however, most “handicapped—
  • Bound Feet
  • Tiny waists ( 19th century)
today we have ratcheted up the pressure
Today we have ratcheted up the pressure
  • The Perfectable Body: Men
  • from Codpieces to Penis Implants
  • from Rhino to Viagra
for women
For Women:
  • Huge ( 33 % since 2007 ) increase in Plastic Surgery:
  • Highest growth in women under 25
  • Noses, lips, cheek bones, lipo-suction, now
  • vaginas…
  • Dangerous and sometimes disfiguring..
our bodies are a large part of our identities
Our bodies are a large part of our identities..
  • Fat is seen as a character flaw- a character
  • Tall is seen as smarter and more competent
  • Color-Darkerrather than lighter has been a part of Racism ( Brazil, the United States, etc)
  • Hair –seen as youthful, important for both men/women
  • Penis Size and Breast size- fetish -
bodies impact our connection to others throughout the life cycle
Bodies impact our connection to others throughout the life cycle..

The films – Private Dicks– – Breasts :

  • Showing myths, culture, personal feelings of adequacy or inadequacy based on one body part…
  • Concern with Size, Shape Performance, Masculinity or Femininity…
  • Dealing with bodies when they are damaged and as if they were damaged…