Body Identity

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Too much fascination with the body is problematic because embodied identity is not only about the body. Lasch 1980- Contemporary culture places fascination with the appearance of people and it is observed that this is causes narcissism among individuals. Gillian) […] More narcisistic forms of 'self-surveillance, including the 'tyranny' of idealised images and a 'fragmentation' of the body [...]” Specifically it is (Lasch 1979 p48 ) “... corporeal images of youth, beauty, health and fitness.” that are overrepresented. As a consequence body modification is advocated in order to achieve these ideological representations of the self. (Featherstone) Modification and enhancement help construct a beautiful appearance which Featherstone links to

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