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Department
Kinesiology & Health Science
Course Code
KINE 1000
Professor
Hernan Humana
Study Guide
Midterm

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KINE 1000
MIDTERM EXAM
STUDY GUIDE

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Importance of Appearance: Cosmetic Surgery- Nov 14
Mind-Body Dualism: Foundation for biomedical model
Mind-Body Dualism
o Idea that mind and body are split
o Two distinct substances and natures
Mind: thinking, immaterial
Body: unthinking, material
Mind and body are two different things
While u think with your mind but can’t “touch”
Whereas body is where you dont think
Kine is an example of this because people think that there not smart and just jocks
The Body within Mind-Body Dualism
Body as machine
Body made up of parts
Cons and Pros to this approach
Body become viewed as a narrow lens (reduce it to its parts)
Everything in the body is split in different parts helping us understand the different
components of the body
The disadvantage of this is that we dont have the full understanding of how the mind and
body work together
Diseases are seen as happening to a parts of the body and not the full body
Detailed understanding of all the different parts
Paradigm Shift: Social Construction of the Body
What is the body?
o Body as plastic
o Can be reshaped
o Can be restructured
o Can be reconstituted
We look body as a machine
The body is a social construction
It is the idea that body can be modified and change how It looks
The point of the surgery was that our body can be easily modified to what we want and push
the boundaries of what we can do to our body
The way we think and the way we felt when watching the video shows us that our body can
be easily changed but also that it can be study and is unchanging
Body Modification
The deliberate altering of the human body for non-medical reasons
o E.g., tattoos, piercing, art, cosmetic surgery, etc.
We deliberately change our body for different reasons
Even in this course we encourage people to change there body, like eating healthy and
working out
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Body as Cultural Plastic
Susan Bordo (2003): Body is now cultural plastic
o body as having unlimited potential for change
There are three components to this
The first: that the body has unlimited change but it is not limited but class, gender nor your
ethnicity
The second: There is value attached to our body, some bodies are valued more than others,
and it’s something that can modified to meet the latest “trends”
And the more money the more you can modify easily
The desire to get the next best thing is become how we feel about our body, can be infinity
changed to upgrade it
The third: The body is becoming symbolic of our identities
It is a symbol of who you are
Many people would want to work out just to look good and most often people we think look
good are healthier
Tension of agency and structural
Though we can change out body in an unlimited way there still limited to gender and our
race
Social Construction of Beauty
Social construction of beauty (Synnott, 1990)
o Changing definitions of beauty
o Linking of beauty and morality
Who plays the hero?
Who (usually) plays the villain?
E.g., Disney
E.g., Bollywood
Real repercussions (e.g., Mein Kamph)
Beauty as Capital
Recall: Bourdieu’s notion of capital
o Economic
o Social
o Cultural
o Symbolic
Beauty is a form of currency in a cultural marketplace (Anderson, Grunert, Katz & Lovasico,
2010)
Cultural and Symbolic Capital
Cultural: Forms of knowledge and skill that are valued
Symbolic: The awards that you achieve
Aesthetic Capital (Anderson et al., 2010)
o Aesthetic traits social, financial and personal privilege
Penalties if not have their traits
o Accumulate aesthetic capital by buying beauty, or engaging in aesthetic labor or body
work
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