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GORENDER, Míriam Elza. Aesthetics of the body: techniques of body modification. Cogito [online]. 2008, vol.9, pp. 39-41. ISSN 1519-9479.

The paper endeavors, by historical review and analysis of concepts and cultural and academical beliefs related to the theme, to reach a better understanding of the multiple signifiers attached to techniques of body modification through time and nowadays, and also to discuss the influence of the dichotomies natural/artificial body (or body of language), and the notion of subject as whole and transcendent/fluid and divided.

Keywords : Plastic surgery; Body modification; Body marks; Identification; Tattoo; Piercing; Artificial body.

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