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Cosmetic Citizens

Alvaro Jarrín

in Biopolitics of Beauty: Cosmetic Citizenship and Affective Capital in Brazil

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780520293878
eISBN:
9780520967212
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520293878.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

This chapter analyzes the affective and biopolitical structures that produce low-income patients as willing experimental subjects. It argues that the experimental settings of plastic surgery create ... More


Reconstructing the Face: “Asian Blepharoplasty,” Professional Expertise, and the Development of a Plastic Surgery Market, 1954 to the Present

John Paul DiMoia

in Reconstructing Bodies: Biomedicine, Health, and Nation-Building in South Korea Since 1945

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780804784115
eISBN:
9780804786133
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804784115.003.0007
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter considers the preset-day market for plastic surgery in South Korea, focusing on one procedure, the double eyelid surgery, or Asian blepharoplasty. Far from a new procedure, the practice ... More


The Raciology of Beauty

Alvaro Jarrín

in Biopolitics of Beauty: Cosmetic Citizenship and Affective Capital in Brazil

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780520293878
eISBN:
9780520967212
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520293878.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

This chapter addresses the racial logic that underpins the contemporary construction of beauty as a national health concern. Plastic surgeons portray their work as complementing the work of Brazilian ... More


Japan the Beautiful: 1950s Cosmetic Surgery and the Expressive Asian Body

Kim Brandt

in The Affect of Difference: Representations of Race in East Asian Empire

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824852801
eISBN:
9780824868666
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824852801.003.0012
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

The years immediately after World War II witnessed a rising fascination in Japan with the possibilities for personal and social transformation afforded by civilian applications of wartime ... More


Wound and reconstructive problems in advanced disease

Thomas J. Krizek

in Surgical Palliative Care

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780198510000
eISBN:
9780191730184
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198510000.003.0014
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

This chapter discusses wound and reconstructive problems found in advanced disease. The author first presents the case of Gertrude, a 68-year-old patient with advanced carcinoma of her breast, who ... More


Reconstructing Bodies: Biomedicine, Health, and Nation-Building in South Korea Since 1945

John DiMoia

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780804784115
eISBN:
9780804786133
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804784115.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This book surveys the transformation of medical practice in Korea from the late 19th century to the present, detailing the numerous changes involved as late Choson Korea (1876-1910) gave way to ... More


Sex Assignment Around 1900. From a Legal to a Clinical Issue

Geertje Mak

in Doubting Sex: Inscriptions, Bodies and Selves in Nineteenth-century Hermaphrodite Case Histories

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719086908
eISBN:
9781781702628
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719086908.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter describes how physicians' relationships to the law had become troubled by the end of the nineteenth century. It discusses the conflict between legal purpose and a humanitarian ... More


The Eugenesis of Beauty

Alvaro Jarrín

in Biopolitics of Beauty: Cosmetic Citizenship and Affective Capital in Brazil

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780520293878
eISBN:
9780520967212
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520293878.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

This chapter, which is based on archival research, demonstrates that beauty developed as a central concern for the Brazilian eugenics movement in the early twentieth century as it became associated ... More


‘Close Your Eyes and Tell Me What You See’: Sex and Politics in Lukas Moodysson's Films

Mariah Larsson

in The New Extremism in Cinema: From France to Europe

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748641604
eISBN:
9780748651221
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748641604.003.0012
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter focuses on a filmmaker from Sweden who may not have received as much analytical attention as other directors of the new extremism but whose work is nonetheless key to an understanding of ... More


Bioethics in the Age of New Media

Joanna Zylinska

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262240567
eISBN:
9780262255141
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262240567.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

Bioethical dilemmas, including those over genetic screening, compulsory vaccination, and abortion, have been the subject of ongoing debates in the media, and among the public, professionals, and ... More


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