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Tracing the Cosmetic Gaze: From Eighteenth-Century Physiognomies to Racial Theories of the Third Reich

Bernadette Wegenstein

in The Cosmetic Gaze: Body Modification and the Construction of Beauty

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262232678
eISBN:
9780262301114
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262232678.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter deals with the history of the short circuit between external and internal transformations that are essential to the operation of the cosmetic gaze. According to the author, the medical ... More


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