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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
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
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Cataloging source
DLC
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 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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
Label
Amending the abject body : aesthetic makeovers in medicine and culture, Deborah Caslav Covino
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 137-148) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Ch. 5.
  • Making over abjection
  • Ch. 1.
  • Abjection
  • Ch. 2.
  • Normalizing the body
  • Ch. 3.
  • Outside-in
  • Ch. 4.
  • "I'm doing it for me"
Control code
54454600
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 152 pages
Isbn
9780791462317
Lccn
2004043372
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
Amending the abject body : aesthetic makeovers in medicine and culture, Deborah Caslav Covino
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 137-148) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Ch. 5.
  • Making over abjection
  • Ch. 1.
  • Abjection
  • Ch. 2.
  • Normalizing the body
  • Ch. 3.
  • Outside-in
  • Ch. 4.
  • "I'm doing it for me"
Control code
54454600
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 152 pages
Isbn
9780791462317
Lccn
2004043372
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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