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In relation to one or two instances of clothing styles or body decoration show how the choice of certain body techniques and modes of conduct construct specific identities ---------------------------------------------------------- Body techniques are an extremely diverse and controversial subject being such a broad term it is often used as a catch phrase to describe any number of things relating to the body Some of these include peoples choice of clothing mannerisms and defining actions In his article titled Techniques of the body Marcel Mauss defines techniques of the body as being the ways in which from society to society men know how to use their bodies 1973 70 Interestingly enough every society is very different This not only refers to dress and religion but also customs and character traits that shape each individual society There is still of course similarities especially in the areas of celebration Events such as birthdays marriage Christmas and funerals have all become almost universally recognised in most cultures The differences in the way these events are celebrated are what really set us apart Customs and rituals belonging to each individual group are enormously contrary The body techniques that surround these various ceremonies are really the defining factor that distinguishes us as a distinct group however large or small that is obviously different from the rest The universal human solution to the need to regulate sexual relations is and for millennia has been marriage Marriage can be defined as a socially sanctioned sexual and economic union between two people The human marriage contract is most usually between a man and one or more women Western society encourages a decidedly different ceremony concerning marriage than that of the tribes of Africa In Western society we tend to assume that the union is usually the result of two people marrying because they love each other wish to stay together and want to raise a family In most tribal societies however the
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