The body as a sign

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When does the body become a sign? By studying the importance of social norms in our understandings of gender and bodies, an argument can be made that mental processes (inner signs) are results of perpetual negociations with the world outside (outer signs). In some cases thus, gender is not perceived to coincide with the body and therefore certain bodily parts may be conceived as signs.

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  • Languages and Literature
Original languageEnglish
JournalHeterogénesis: Revista de Artes Visuales
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedNo