Estudos e Pesquisas em Psicologia
version ISSN 1808-4281
DANTAS, Jurema Barros. An essay on the cult of the body in contemporary. Estud. pesqui. psicol. [online]. 2011, vol.11, n.3, pp. 898-912. ISSN 1808-4281.
Think how the appreciation of the body has become the imperative of contemporary living seems to be a key issue for the field of psychology. The cult of the body proves to be typical of our time and is seated in the daily quest for a perfect body can overcome any problem and meet any expectations. Seen by the media as something that can be manipulated or modified, the body has become the pole of the deepest desires and a great object of investment. Discuss the relationship we are building with our body today is the concern of this article.
Keywords : Body; Beauty; Perfection; Nowadays.