ANTA02H3 Lecture 7: Lecture 7 detailed notes

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15 Apr 2011
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Key terms: susan bordo, body ideals and crystallization of culture, 3 axes of continuity in euro- American body ideals, the dualist axis, the control axis, the gender/power axis. they come in touchable forms, the women"s bodies, they crystallize all these different things, reinforce and sustain each other, fat bodies are viewed as beautiful because they are so closed and still. fatness as beauty for azawagh arabs, the tyranny of slenderness in north america. being fat embodies cultural values in niger. we rarely question(we understand what we"re seeing) angelina jolie crystallizes north american values: mobile, tan/long hair, powerful, athletic, masculine, independent, scandally clavious, self-confident, lean. angelina jolie embodies the ethic of hard work & restrain. susan bordo created the word crystallization, she argued that anorexia nervosa is cultural bound body behavior that crystallizes our own body ideals, anorexia and nervosa prevalent through the last 50 years, crystallizes our cultural logics + values,

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