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Nick Crossley – 1st expert on this subject based on the ideXlab platform

  • mapping reflexive Body techniques on Body Modification and maintenance
    Body & Society, 2005
    Co-Authors: Nick Crossley

    Abstract:

    This article aims to do two things. The first of these is to introduce the concept of reflexive Body techniques into the debate on Body Modification/maintenance. The value of the concept in relation to this debate, in part, is that it ensures that we conceive of the Body as both a subject and an object, modifier and modified, and that we thereby avoid the trap of conceptualizing Modification in dualistic (mind/Body or Body/society) terms. Second, the article seeks to explore the pattern of distribution of practices of Modification (conceived as reflexive Body techniques) through society and to reflect upon the potential usefulness of multi-dimensional scaling as a tool for doing this. This aim is related to the first aim as it is argued that the concept of reflexive Body techniques serves to identify and anchor practices ofModification in a way that is amenable to both quantitative and qualitative forms of analysis, as well as theoretical investigation.

  • the circuit trainer s habitus reflexive Body techniques and the sociality of the workout
    Body & Society, 2004
    Co-Authors: Nick Crossley

    Abstract:

    In this article I discuss some of the findings of an on-going ethnographic study of two once-weekly circuit training classes held in one of the growing number of private health and fitness clubs. The article has four aims. First, to demonstrate and explore the active role of the Body in a central practice of Body Modification/maintenance: i.e. circuit training. Second, to demonstrate that circuit training is a social structure which both shapes the activity of the agent and is shaped by that (shaped) agent. I aim also to explore this structuration process. Third, to draw out a number of aspects of the sociality of Body maintenance/Modification. Training, I argue, is a form of symbolic interaction, localized within specific and durable social networks. The final aim of the article is to weave these various claims together into a coherent overall account of circuit training as a form of Body Modification. As an investigation of the embodied nature of practices of Body maintenance and the active role of soci…

Gayle Brewer – 2nd expert on this subject based on the ideXlab platform

  • Perception of human Body Modification
    Personality and Individual Differences, 2009
    Co-Authors: Silke Wohlrab, B. Fink, Peter M. Kappeler, Gayle Brewer

    Abstract:

    The enhancement of physical attractiveness through Body Modifications, such as tattoos is evident in a wide range of cultures and has recently become popular also in Westernized societies. Evolutionary psychologists have suggested that these invasive Body Modifications could possibly act as handicap signals in sexual selection. However, knowledge about the actual signalling quality of Body Modification and its perception is still scarce. In this present study a sample of 278 men and women rated images of tattooed and non-tattooed virtual human characters for perceived aggression, attractiveness, dominance, health, masculinity (Male figures), and femininity (female figures). Tattooed male characters were perceived as more dominant, and tattooed female characters as less healthy compared with their non-tattooed counterparts. Female raters were more likely to perceive tattooed men as healthy than male raters. We discuss these results in view of a potential biological signalling function of tattoos. (C) 2008 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  • perception of human Body Modification
    Personality and Individual Differences, 2009
    Co-Authors: Silke Wohlrab, B. Fink, Peter M. Kappeler, Gayle Brewer

    Abstract:

    The enhancement of physical attractiveness through Body Modifications, such as tattoos is evident in a wide range of cultures and has recently become popular also in Westernized societies. Evolutionary psychologists have suggested that these invasive Body Modifications could possibly act as handicap signals in sexual selection. However, knowledge about the actual signalling quality of Body Modification and its perception is still scarce. In this present study a sample of 278 men and women rated images of tattooed and non-tattooed virtual human characters for perceived aggression, attractiveness, dominance, health, masculinity (male figures), and femininity (female figures). Tattooed male characters were perceived as more dominant, and tattooed female characters as less healthy compared with their non-tattooed counterparts. Female raters were more likely to perceive tattooed men as healthy than male raters. We discuss these results in view of a potential biological signalling function of tattoos.

Silke Wohlrab – 3rd expert on this subject based on the ideXlab platform

  • Perception of human Body Modification
    Personality and Individual Differences, 2009
    Co-Authors: Silke Wohlrab, B. Fink, Peter M. Kappeler, Gayle Brewer

    Abstract:

    The enhancement of physical attractiveness through Body Modifications, such as tattoos is evident in a wide range of cultures and has recently become popular also in Westernized societies. Evolutionary psychologists have suggested that these invasive Body Modifications could possibly act as handicap signals in sexual selection. However, knowledge about the actual signalling quality of Body Modification and its perception is still scarce. In this present study a sample of 278 men and women rated images of tattooed and non-tattooed virtual human characters for perceived aggression, attractiveness, dominance, health, masculinity (Male figures), and femininity (female figures). Tattooed male characters were perceived as more dominant, and tattooed female characters as less healthy compared with their non-tattooed counterparts. Female raters were more likely to perceive tattooed men as healthy than male raters. We discuss these results in view of a potential biological signalling function of tattoos. (C) 2008 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  • perception of human Body Modification
    Personality and Individual Differences, 2009
    Co-Authors: Silke Wohlrab, B. Fink, Peter M. Kappeler, Gayle Brewer

    Abstract:

    The enhancement of physical attractiveness through Body Modifications, such as tattoos is evident in a wide range of cultures and has recently become popular also in Westernized societies. Evolutionary psychologists have suggested that these invasive Body Modifications could possibly act as handicap signals in sexual selection. However, knowledge about the actual signalling quality of Body Modification and its perception is still scarce. In this present study a sample of 278 men and women rated images of tattooed and non-tattooed virtual human characters for perceived aggression, attractiveness, dominance, health, masculinity (male figures), and femininity (female figures). Tattooed male characters were perceived as more dominant, and tattooed female characters as less healthy compared with their non-tattooed counterparts. Female raters were more likely to perceive tattooed men as healthy than male raters. We discuss these results in view of a potential biological signalling function of tattoos.