Body as Social Text: Meaning and Interpretation of the Nude

By Beth Anne Eck

This examine examines how humans impute which means at the nude snapshot, suggesting that folks depend upon their very own social historical past, yet extra importantly, the context of the picture itself to contruct the nude's which means. The examine explores how the culturally-bounded frames of artwork, pornography and data, are necessary to the upkeep of social and ethical order. It additional illustrates that after the media, place and viewers of the picture are harassed, as relating to the nude in liminal areas of public tradition, respondents work flat out to categorise the picture into latest category schemes or create new ones.

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