Thank you, next

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Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com If you’d have told 18-year-old me that I’d be single in my early 30s, I’m not sure how I would have reacted. Perhaps, at 18, I hadn’t yet had enough exposure to the societal norm of ‘settle down; make babies; live a quiet life’ to…

Blood and Gold

Obsidian Dreams

This painting was first conceived through the impact of 50s pop art. The rich colours mark their Indian influence. Yellow gold decorates the edges of the frame, the jewellery and the wedding sari.

Although the term Pop art is usually associated with the work of artists working in New York in the 1960s such as Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein, the movement actually found its earliest voice in Britain a decade earlier. Still recovering from World War II, with a bankrupt population dependent on rations, the nation’s artists looked west to the new consumerist paradise being advertised in the prospering United States. British Pop art rose out of a strong outsider’s perspective as it looked both longingly and critically, yet with a healthy sense of irony, at the new visual imagery arising from this far off dream where everything from toasters to cars to beauty creams were placed on…

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Transgender Bodies: A Case Study.

Illich (1976) composed the term medical imperialism, which was described as patients depending on doctors to treat their medical problems, however it soon became clear that medicalisation was more complicated than the discovery of medical issues encountered by doctors (Conrad 2007). Due to the number of operations required to fully transition from one gender to another, the transgender body is one of the…

Illich’s Medical Imperialism

Within this blog, we will be looking at the concepts of ‘Medicalisation’ and ‘Medical Imperialism’ as imposed by Ivan Illich (1976). Whilst looking into these terms, we will be discussing what it is and how these terms have shaped the way people view the medical industry. We will also be applying these terms to realistic…