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The Resource The cosmetic gaze : body modification and the construction of beauty, Bernadette Wegenstein, (electronic book)

The cosmetic gaze : body modification and the construction of beauty, Bernadette Wegenstein, (electronic book)

Label
The cosmetic gaze : body modification and the construction of beauty
Title
The cosmetic gaze
Title remainder
body modification and the construction of beauty
Statement of responsibility
Bernadette Wegenstein
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
If the gaze can be understood to mark the disjuncture between how we see ourselves and how we want to be seen by others, the cosmetic gaze--in Bernadette Wegenstein's groundbreaking formulation--is one through which the act of looking at our bodies and those of others is already informed by the techniques, expectations, and strategies (often surgical) of bodily modification. It is, Wegenstein says, also a moralizing gaze, a way of looking at bodies as awaiting both physical and spiritual improvement. In The Cosmetic Gaze, Wegenstein charts this synthesis of outer and inner transformation. Wegenstein shows how the cosmetic gaze underlies the "rebirth" celebrated in today's makeover culture and how it builds upon a body concept that has collapsed into its mediality. In today's beauty discourse--on reality TV and Web sites that collect "bad plastic surgery"--We yearn to experience a bettered self that has been reborn from its own flesh and is now itself, like a digitally remastered character in a classic Hollywood movie, immortal. Wegenstein traces the cosmetic gaze from eighteenth-century ideas about physiognomy through television makeover shows and facial-recognition software to cinema--which, like our other screens, never ceases to show us our bodies as they could be, drawing life from the very cosmetic gaze it transmits
Member of
Cataloging source
CaPaEBR
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Wegenstein, Bernadette
Dewey number
306.4/613
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BF697.5.B63
LC item number
W4195 2012eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • standards specifications
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Body image
  • Aesthetics
  • Human body
  • Surgery, Plastic
Label
The cosmetic gaze : body modification and the construction of beauty, Bernadette Wegenstein, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Control code
ebr10539254
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xii, 226 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780262232678
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Original version note
Original electronic resource
Other physical details
ill.
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote
Label
The cosmetic gaze : body modification and the construction of beauty, Bernadette Wegenstein, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Control code
ebr10539254
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xii, 226 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780262232678
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Original version note
Original electronic resource
Other physical details
ill.
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote

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