Blog Seven Assignment Instructions
This week, we talked about the body as cultural mechanism of social meaning and control. We looked at how representations of the body in culture bear ideologies about the subjects they are said to signify as well as how such representations form discourses about how we, as subjects, are supposed to live, act, and feel. We ended the week by exploring how representations of the body in culture are racially, culturally, ethnically, and sexually diverse. Use your readings to examine the two images below. â€œReadâ€? them to determine what ideologies are at play and how those representations speak to particular racial, cultural, class, and sexual realities.