Intro To Women StudiesApril 14

Intro To Women StudiesApril 14 - • nature of capitalism...

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Intro To Women Studies April 14, 2008 Social patterns: role of religion, how it escapes from social life Body image ideal hour glass image changed in the 60s, liberation from domestic life where that body was meant to have children, now ideal body image more slender in order to be an aristocrat, must be inbred, aristocratic beauty more sickly looking (extremely pale) ascetics linked to power, control, wealth, occasionally male fantasy 1850s, 1860s men preserved body but asking women to look more like aristocrats (slimming down) only workers/peasants had muscles, tanning, thought to be unattractive, must protect your skin against the elements not till the 20s and 30s did people begin to admire the curvaceous body, more of the elite begins to engage in sports, no longer looked as labor as a sport anxieties of the broader culture reflected in the anxieties of your body 90s “lean and mean” used terms like ‘getting rid of the fat’ meaning people, first era of downsizing
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Unformatted text preview: • nature of capitalism: tension between producing and consuming; in order for capitalism to survive and grow, you must consume and produce • competition emphasizes discipline, even deprivation • plastic surgery: book called ‘Flesh Wounds” by Virginia Blum (2003)-aging deformity wisdom?-body not seen as a whole, but rather as individual parts, fragmentation (incapacity to see a wholeness, including seeing personality)-not connection between the parts, not able to see the whole, including things that’s are not physical-aging is a natural and normal thing, but now plastic surgery becoming the normal thing-when older, presumed to be more stable-constant personal transformation-democratization of beauty used to be concern of young women looking to be married now more of a concern of older women-most plastic surgeons are men, commonly seen as a despicable profession-idea that plastic surgery will give you the perfect life afterwards...
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