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    Skidmore College
   
 
  Nov 24, 2017
 
Catalog 2017-2018 
  
Catalog 2017-2018
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GW 221 - The Social Skin: Gender, Beauty & Body Modification


Credits: 3
A cross-cultural examination of body modification focusing squarely on the social construction of gender. Examples range from tattoos, cicatrices, and labrets to cosmetic surgery and bodybuilding. All societies mark and modify human bodies in some fashion, and for a wide variety of reasons. Students will study different and changing ideals of beauty for all genders and interrogate the complicated nexus between bodies and identities.
Note(s): (Designated a non-Western culture course.)
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