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The Concept of “body”

Body as a medium of culture

Bourdieu: culture as a made body, can be converted into automatic, habitual activity.

Foucault: the primacy of practice over belief is not chiefly through ideology, but through the organization and regulation of the time, space and movements of our daily lives.  These means make our bodies trained, shaped, and impressed with prevailing historical forms of selfhood, desire, masculinity, femininity.

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