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Self-Help, Inc.: Makeover Culture in American Life

Micki McGee

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195171242
eISBN:
9780199944088
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195171242.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

Why doesn't self-help help? This book puts forward this paradoxical question as it looks at a world where the market for self-improvement products—books, audiotapes, and extreme makeovers—is ... More


The Cosmetic Gaze: Body Modification and the Construction of Beauty

Bernadette Wegenstein

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262232678
eISBN:
9780262301114
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262232678.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

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 this book’s formulation—is one through which the act of ... More


Face/On: Face Transplants and the Ethics of the Other

Sharrona Pearl

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226461229
eISBN:
9780226461533
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226461533.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Are our identities attached to our faces? If so, what happens when the face connected to the self is gone forever—or replaced? Face/On investigates the stakes for changing the face–and the changing ... More


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