NonTherapeutic Mutilation and Extreme Body Modification Eliana Dockterman’s “A Barbie for Every Body” or Thomas Schramme’s
“Should We Prevent Non-Therapeutic Mutilation and
Extreme Body Modification?”.
Your essay should draw on secondary sources and reflect that
you have developed a complex understanding of your topic. You must show that you are able to
draw upon the ideas and arguments of others in order to support your own argument and express
your own views. Though you draw on other texts, it is your voice that should be predominant in
Your essay should refer at least once to either Dockterman’s article or Schramme’s essay,
depending on your choice of topic. You must use at least three additional secondary sources.
This means there should be a minimum of four entries on your works cited page.
Choose one of the following articles as the starting point for your research:
• Eliana Dockterman, “A Barbie for Every Body” (on the course Moodle page)
• Thomas Schramme, “Should We Prevent Non-Therapeutic Mutilation and Extreme Body
Modification?” (on the course Moodle page)