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Sociology
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SOC100
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Alison Dunwoody

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02/11/2014 Every culture possesses some form of labelling Padang women have shackles around them; women are binded in rings of brass (huang) Children are sick/ allergic to the brass;  Neck rings begin to hurt and then later become more used to Neck longer is an illusion; ribcage is squeezed and shoulders are pressed down ▯ intentional deformation  of necks are considered identity People can see these brass rings as identifiers of the Padang tribe Brass rings are mandatory to wear (if I don’t wear it, I’d look like a ghost), cannot take off voluntarily Long neck women came from history; made Padang women disfigured to make them only attractive to their  own kind ▯ huang became a self­perpetuating practice; the children and grandchildren won’t marry outside  of the tribe  People feel labeled; like animals in a zoo What’s normal is in the eye of beholder Huang are a commitment to preserve a tribe’s past Cultures modify bodies to demonstrate a unique personal identity (scarring child’s faces, braces,  We notice practices of different cultures when their customs are different from ours Toyohashi,
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