Sociology Research Seminar: 'What, Why, When? Sociality and Female Body Modification' by Dr Abigail Tazzyman
|Dates:||5 October 2016|
|Times:||14:00 - 15:00|
|What is it:||Seminar|
|Organiser:||School of Social Sciences|
|Who is it for:||University staff|
5th October, 2-3pm, Arthur Lewis Boardroom.
Sociology Research Seminar Series: 'What, Why, When? Sociality and Female Body Modification'
By Dr Abigail Tazzyman, Alliance Manchester Business School
Body modification practices, from hair removal and makeup to dieting and plastic surgery, are the tools and means which individuals employ to try and create the appearance they wish to display to others. These practices are not engaged in at random, but are begun and carried out at specific points within a woman’s life, with body modification regimes continually developing as an individual ages. Contexts change as life course progresses, as do bodily realities, priorities, feelings of agency and appearance expectations. Based upon empirical qualitative data, in the form of in-depth interviews with thirty young British women, body modification will be examined in this seminar as a social phenomenon. Expanding upon Lindermann’s (1997) theory of embodiment body modification will be argued to be a practice significantly determined by social contexts and particular modes of sociality.
Role: Research Associate
Organisation: Alliance Manchester Business School
Travel and Contact Information
Arthur Lewis Boardroom
Arthur Lewis Building