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By Anne E. Becker

Anne E. Becker examines the cultural context of the embodied self via her ethnography of physically aesthetics, meals trade, care, and social relationships in Fiji. She contrasts the cultivation of the body/self in Fijian and American society, arguing that the incentive of usa citizens to paintings on their our bodies' shapes as a private recreation is allowed via their thought that the self is individuated and self reliant. nevertheless, simply because Fijians hindrance themselves with the cultivation of social relationships principally expressed via nurturing and meals trade, there's a vested curiosity in cultivating others' our bodies instead of one's own.

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