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Aesthetic Surgery, Aesthetic Ethics

Cressida J. Heyes

in Self-Transformations: Foucault, Ethics, and Normalized Bodies

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195310535
eISBN:
9780199871445
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195310535.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

This chapter shows how cosmetic surgery has evolved to becoming regarded as part of the “normal” process in the quest for identity transformation, arguing that an inner self is externalized so that ... More


The American Soul Rush: Esalen and the Rise of Spiritual Privilege

Marion Goldman

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814732878
eISBN:
9780814733387
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814732878.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Yoga, humanistic psychology, meditation, holistic healing: these practices are commonplace today, yet before the early 1960s they were atypical options for most people outside of the upper class or ... More


‘Be(come) Yourself only Better’: Self-transformation and the Materialisation of Images

Rebecca Coleman

in Deleuze and the Body

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748638642
eISBN:
9780748652679
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638642.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter analyses the theme of self-transformation in popular culture. Drawing on Gilles Deleuze's work that attends to the affectivity and materiality of the image, it examines the way in which ... More


Conclusion

Hannah C. M. Bulloch

in In Pursuit of Progress: Narratives of Development on a Philippine Island

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780824858865
eISBN:
9780824873646
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824858865.003.0009
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This book shows that far from simply a narrative about societal change, for many people throughout the world development is a narrative about transforming selves. As such, it both shapes and is ... More


Confronting Privilege

Sonia Kruks

in Simone de Beauvoir and the Politics of Ambiguity

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780195381443
eISBN:
9780199979165
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195381443.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter addresses the paradox encountered by those who are socially privileged but who also endeavor to contest the forms of privilege from which they benefit. Arguing that privilege is often ... More


Feminising Television: the Mother Role in Six Feet Under (HBO 2001–6) and Brothers & Sisters (ABC 2006-)

Kristyn Gorton

in Media Audiences: Television, Meaning and Emotion

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748624171
eISBN:
9780748670956
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748624171.003.0010
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter consider how the mother figure in two television programmes, Brothers and Sisters and Sex Feet Under, is used to draw out emotional and intimate details from the ensemble cast. The ... More


From Country Bumpkins to Urban Sophisticates

Arianne M. Gaetano

in Out to Work: Migration, Gender, and the Changing Lives of Rural Women in Contemporary China

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824840990
eISBN:
9780824868192
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824840990.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

Chapter 6 considers the impact of exposure to urban lifestyles and cosmopolitan consumer culture on young migrant women’s subjectivity and gender identity. Concerns with consumer tastes and trends ... More


Going Back to Go Forward: On Studying Organizing in Action Nets

Barbara Czarniawska

in Process, Sensemaking, and Organizing

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199594566
eISBN:
9780191595721
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199594566.003.0008
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

The received view of organizations is that they are tools used to achieve collective goals. This chapter presents the possibility that, like all tools that become cumbersome, obsolete, or simply ... More


The Indeterminate Self and its Cultivation in Plotinus

Nicholas Banner

in Selfhood and the Soul: Essays on Ancient Thought and Literature in Honour of Christopher Gill

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780198777250
eISBN:
9780191823015
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198777250.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

‘The Indeterminate Self and its Cultivation in Plotinus’ examines the potentialities of the human self as theorized by Plotinus. A ‘transformational model’ is proposed, whereby the self does not ... More


Integrity and Self-Transformation

Jeffrey Blustein

in Care and Commitment: Taking the Personal Point of View

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195067996
eISBN:
9780199852895
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195067996.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter briefly discusses the paramount relationships between integrity and self-transformation. Change of basic allegiances does not always come about as a result of rational reflection on the ... More


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