The Relationship between Governmentality and the Human Body CHAPTER ONE: Introduction Shilling (2005) has argued that the degree to which the body in society is controlled and regulated has intensified in the last thirty years because of the fact that social structural changes have created new physical identities which can be critically assessed and mitigated, thus highlighting that “power can be exercised on and through bodies” (p. 52). Shilling’s (2005) analysis is linked to the necessity of recognizing where and when the body is situated in relation to technology, gender, age, and status norms, as well as to the interference of government, because of the fact that personal physical ideals and ideologies have become socially relevant on...The end:
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