Unformatted text preview: stories are almost skewed and hard to follow. Chapter 8 of Conformity and Conflict discusses body art and its purpose in society. A person’s body art (which can include tattoos, piercings, hairstyles, etc) can reflect basically anything and everything about a person from their social status to their personalities, and ultimately tells a story of their identity and how they perceive themselves. I found this especially interesting because I never stopped to think about how the same “body art” can mean completely different things across cultures. Chapter 20 of Conformity and Conflict discusses symbols in society and their multiple meanings. The hijab for example, to many Westerners signifies female suppression but among Islamic women represents many values related to their culture....
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This note was uploaded on 05/09/2008 for the course ANTHRO 104 taught by Professor Bowie during the Spring '08 term at University of Wisconsin.
- Spring '08
- Cultural Anthropology