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ABSTRACT. My article will mainly focus on the notion of body image, psychologically defined as a major component of the self image and an important part in the process of creating an identity. I offer a history of the concept of identity, and I comment on place the body in the construction of identity. The psychological and philosophical impact of our body image may help to create/modify/deconstruct our self image and our identity. This is the reason for which I consider that it is interesting to study the body image in nowadays culture in this article. pp. 19–25

Keywords: identity, self image, body, body image, body schema, self esteem, the Other, being normal, social standards

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