Wilfrid Laurier University Graduate Calendar - 2007/2008
Canadian Excellence

CQ621
The Social Body
0.5 Credit

Drawing on the notion that subjects do not simply consume images and discourses passively, but actively shape them through interpretation, circulation and regeneration, the course examines the manner in which bodies and embodiment shape and are shaped by the cultural milieu in which they are perceived, circulated and circumscribed. Topics for consideration include 'deviant bodies' (racialised, gendered, medicalised), and idealised bodies (including but not limited to various enhancement technologies for performance and appearance).