Ustomizing the Body and Constructing Gender

Body modification can be controversial as many share holders of opinion join the debate regarding notions of physical attractiveness, social appropriateness, deviance, and health hazards. Consider the concern of one author: I have been asked many times. . .to draw a line between sick, pathological, and unacceptable forms of body modification and those that are morally and medically acceptable(Pitts, 2003, p. 17). We might add to this quote: What is aesthetically acceptable?”

First go to the Web sites listed under Readings (i.e., Self-harm (wikipedia), Edelman & Rose). Think beyond tanning, tattoos, and piercings to include eating disorders, amputation fetish, and genital alteration in your definition of body modification.

For this weeks assignment post your opinion on the Discussion Board on where you draw the line between Normal cultural behaviorand the Criminal, deviant, and/or socially unacceptablein body modification. (Please note that these terms are emotionally charged, and are interpreted differently by different people.)

Discuss body modification in four different ways using the terms of an Artistic gaze,Medical gaze,Legal gaze,and Cultural gaze.Cite two of the Week 6 readings to support your discussion. Post your opinion and then respond to at least one other persons response with a question for them about their discussion.

Ustomizing the Body and Constructing Gender

Body modification can be controversial as many share holders of opinion join the debate regarding notions of physical attractiveness, social appropriateness, deviance, and health hazards. Consider the concern of one author: I have been asked many times. . .to draw a line between sick, pathological, and unacceptable forms of body modification and those that are morally and medically acceptable(Pitts, 2003, p. 17). We might add to this quote: What is aesthetically acceptable?”

First go to the Web sites listed under Readings (i.e., Self-harm (wikipedia), Edelman & Rose). Think beyond tanning, tattoos, and piercings to include eating disorders, amputation fetish, and genital alteration in your definition of body modification.

For this weeks assignment post your opinion on the Discussion Board on where you draw the line between Normal cultural behaviorand the Criminal, deviant, and/or socially unacceptablein body modification. (Please note that these terms are emotionally charged, and are interpreted differently by different people.)

Discuss body modification in four different ways using the terms of an Artistic gaze,Medical gaze,Legal gaze,and Cultural gaze.Cite two of the Week 6 readings to support your discussion.

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Self-harm:discoveryguides/redline/overview.php, Rose:orlan/orlan2.pdf