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Reflections of Bodylorists

After a semester of discussing the body, WMST 495/595 students were asked what they would tell someone if they could them only one lesson about the body. Here is a sampling of their answers!   You are never alone in… Continue Reading →

Bodylore Can Benefit Everyone

The idea of bodylore is one that is new to me. Coming from a sociological background, the study of the human body is rarely a topic of discussion in my classes. However, I believe that I did learn what to… Continue Reading →

Root Causes of Violence: Unpacking Treatment of the Female Body

Katharine Young coined the term “bodylore” to encompass the study and discourses of the social construction of the body (Young 1993).  Our bodies, of course belong to us, as the vessels in which we move through life, but our bodies… Continue Reading →

Our Bodies Reveal What We Conceal

Psychology focuses on the interaction between mind and behavior. How a person thinks, memory, and perception all affect a person’s behavior. The use of the body physically expresses the work of our brains. Body studies explores the relationship with the… Continue Reading →

Bodylore in Psychiatry: A Magic Mix

Bodylore is the quest for the body’s role of communication, along with its social meaning. Psychology is the analysis of the individual, in order to assess their possibility for mental illnesses and overall mental health. If both practices were intertwined… Continue Reading →

Using Body Studies to Challenge the Plus Size Fashion Industry

The body is something some people are comfortable talking about while others do not have much interest. I think the body is something really interesting because we all embody ours in a unique way. I am currently studying fashion and… Continue Reading →

Mixing Business and Fashion: Women’s Professional Fashion

When you look at how women in professional settings, such as politics, business, or academia dress, you can notice a trend. A simple Google search of “professional women” results in countless images of women all in suits: pant suits, skirt… Continue Reading →

Women’s Studies and the Body

People often say that first impressions matter. But as many know, there is a constant pressure to look a certain way even after the first encounter. In our society, there is an emphasis placed on people’s appearances. With this pressure… Continue Reading →

Speaking Through the Body, Not the Voice

Speech pathology is the study and treatment of the speech mechanisms, in relation to a healthy and intelligible voice production. A fruitful voice production encourages an individual to achieve and appreciate the advancements that cultivates through human communication. Intelligible communication… Continue Reading →

Well, if We’re Talking Bodies…

Bodylore, as Katherine Young states in her article titled “Whose Body?: An Introduction to Bodylore,”is a way to “investigat[e] a constellation of corporeal properties in order to illuminate a cluster of theoretical properties” (3). As such, bodylore can be interpreted… Continue Reading →

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