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Young migrants in the borderlands: femicide in Cd. Juárez and the state discourse and initiatives on female working class, brown citizens in the border.
Unformatted Document Text:  6 Social control and the body. The control of women has been focused on their body. Women’s body has been accepted on the economic level as part of the profitable productivity of their incorporation into the local economy. However, there has been a tight control and aggressive denial of the body of women for pleasure in women’s terms. The body is central to personal identity, social interaction and thus society at large. It has recently become a research focus in sociology. Michel Foucault (1980, 1977, 1972) scholarship examined the human body as a vehicle of social inquiry. Foucault saw the body as a governed entity by political systems and noted that the soul is more than an ideological construction, it exists and has a reality since it is produced within on the body (1977). This study attempts to illustrate Foucault’s notion that the soul is both real and produced on the body through a dynamic system of power relations. Pierre Bourdieu’s (1977) theory of social reproduction has at its very heart a concern for the body, as bearer of symbolic value. For Bourdeu (1990), the body is an unfinished entity that develops in conjunction with various social forces. The body is implicated in society and is constantly affected by social, cultural and economic processes. Bourdieu's conception of social action strives to circumvent the dualism, which characterizes so much of the sociological debate. He attempts to dissolve the opposition between subjectivist and objectivist theorizing, between micro and macro levels of analysis, the dualism of mind and body or thought and action and between the material and symbolic dimensions of social life. Bourdieu sees human action as being deeply situated in social and cultural contexts yet he avoids reducing it to either one. (Bean, 1992). contends that Bourdieu’s strives to produce theory that makes sense of the stability of social organization without succumbing to functionalism. This allows

Authors: Chew, Martha. and Prieto, Leonel.
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Social control and the body.
The control of women has been focused on their body. Women’s body has been
accepted on the economic level as part of the profitable productivity of their incorporation
into the local economy. However, there has been a tight control and aggressive denial of
the body of women for pleasure in women’s terms. The body is central to personal
identity, social interaction and thus society at large. It has recently become a research
focus in sociology. Michel Foucault (1980, 1977, 1972) scholarship examined the human
body as a vehicle of social inquiry. Foucault saw the body as a governed entity by
political systems and noted that the soul is more than an ideological construction, it
exists and has a reality since it is produced within on the body (1977). This study
attempts to illustrate Foucault’s notion that the soul is both real and produced on the
body through a dynamic system of power relations.
Pierre Bourdieu’s (1977) theory of social reproduction has at its very heart a
concern for the body, as bearer of symbolic value. For Bourdeu (1990), the body is an
unfinished entity that develops in conjunction with various social forces. The body is
implicated in society and is constantly affected by social, cultural and economic
processes. Bourdieu's conception of social action strives to circumvent the dualism,
which characterizes so much of the sociological debate. He attempts to dissolve the
opposition between subjectivist and objectivist theorizing, between micro and macro
levels of analysis, the dualism of mind and body or thought and action and between the
material and symbolic dimensions of social life. Bourdieu sees human action as being
deeply situated in social and cultural contexts yet he avoids reducing it to either one.
(Bean, 1992). contends that Bourdieu’s strives to produce theory that makes sense of
the stability of social organization without succumbing to functionalism. This allows


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