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The Resource Amending the abject body : aesthetic makeovers in medicine and culture, Deborah Caslav Covino

Amending the abject body : aesthetic makeovers in medicine and culture, Deborah Caslav Covino

Label
Amending the abject body : aesthetic makeovers in medicine and culture
Title
Amending the abject body
Title remainder
aesthetic makeovers in medicine and culture
Statement of responsibility
Deborah Caslav Covino
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Feminist theorists have often argued that aesthetic surgeries and body makeovers dehumanize and disempower women patients, whose efforts at self-improvement lead to their objectification. Amending the Abject Body proposes that although objectification is an important element in this phenomenon, the explosive growth of "makeover culture" can be understood as a process of both abjection (ridding ourselves of the unwanted) and identification (joining the community of what Julia Kristeva calls "clean and proper bodies"). Drawing from the advertisement and advocacy of body makeovers on television, in aesthetic surgery trade books, and in the print and Web-based marketing of face lifts, tummy tucks, and Botox injections, Deborah Caslav Covino articulates the relationship among objectification, abjection, and identification, and offers a fuller understanding of contemporary beauty-desire."--Jacket
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1960-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Covino, Deborah Caslav
Dewey number
306.4/613
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
BF697.5.B63
LC item number
C67 2004eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2004 N-968
  • BF 697.5.B63
NLM item number
C873a 2004
Series statement
SUNY series in feminist criticism and theory
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Body image in women
  • Self-perception in women
  • Women
  • Human body
  • Surgery, Plastic
  • Feminist theory
  • Body Image
  • Feminism
  • Self Concept
  • Surgery, Plastic
  • Women
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Body image in women
  • Feminist theory
  • Human body
  • Self-perception in women
  • Surgery, Plastic
  • Women
  • Frau
  • Körperbild
  • Feminismus
Label
Amending the abject body : aesthetic makeovers in medicine and culture, Deborah Caslav Covino
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 137-148) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • "I'm doing it for me."
  • Machine generated contents note:
  • Ch. 1
  • Abjection
  • Ch. 2
  • Normalizing the body
  • Ch. 3
  • Outside-in
  • Ch. 4
Control code
62395523
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 152 pages).
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781423740261
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)62395523
Label
Amending the abject body : aesthetic makeovers in medicine and culture, Deborah Caslav Covino
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 137-148) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • "I'm doing it for me."
  • Machine generated contents note:
  • Ch. 1
  • Abjection
  • Ch. 2
  • Normalizing the body
  • Ch. 3
  • Outside-in
  • Ch. 4
Control code
62395523
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 152 pages).
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781423740261
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)62395523

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