The Body in Society – Reflexive Bodies (Week 5)Posted: March 3, 2015
I found today’s lecture difficult to understand and although I do understand the concept now, it took me a while to get my head round it.
I am both the body and the subject = reflexive embodiment
Having a body – object
Being a body – subject
In this photo of me for example, I am the object, because someone else took it:
However, in this photo, I am both the subject and the object, because I am both the person taking the photo and am also in it:
This is reflexive embodiment.