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Reforming Democracy: Learning from Past Experience

Frank Hendriks

in Vital Democracy: A Theory of Democracy in Action

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199572786
eISBN:
9780191722370
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199572786.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Political Theory

If it is to have any chance of success in terms of furthering good governance, democratic reform must be contingent – sensitive to local conditions and cultures – and creative in uniting disparate ... More


Class Acts and Class Work: Poise and the Polishing of Campus Queens

Karen W. Tice

in Queens of Academe: Beauty Pageants and Campus Life

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199842780
eISBN:
9780199933440
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199842780.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

In this chapter, three case studies explore the micro-politics of class in campus beauty pageants and training of campus queens. It analyzes how class is reduced to a matter of self-production, not ... More


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


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


The Makeover: Reality Television and Reflexive Audiences

Katherine Sender

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814740699
eISBN:
9780814738979
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814740699.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

Watch this show, buy this product, you can be a whole new you! Makeover television shows repeatedly promise self-renewal and the opportunity for reinvention, but what do we know about the people who ... 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


Queen-Personality-Talk: Writing Queens on the Small Screen

Claire Maree

in queerqueen: Linguistic Excess in Japanese Media

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780190869618
eISBN:
9780190869649
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190869618.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

Chapter 3 explores shifting processes of enregisterment through analysis of onē-kyara-kotoba (queen-personality-talk) as written into impact-captions in lifestyle television during the ... More


Shame on You: Schadenfreude and Surveillance

Katherine Sender

in The Makeover: Reality Television and Reflexive Audiences

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814740699
eISBN:
9780814738979
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814740699.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter focuses on audiences' responses to how makeover candidates are represented on the shows according to axes of distancing and self-adjusting identification. It asks how audiences ... More


Making Faces: Life Makeovers through Facial Work

Heather Laine Talley

in Saving Face: Disfigurement and the Politics of Appearance

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814784105
eISBN:
9781479840052
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814784105.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This chapter examines the hit ABC television series Extreme Makeover, the definitive surgery makeover show. In each of the 55 episodes, “real-life” people moved to Hollywood to undergo extensive ... More


‘Reader, I [shagged/beat/whipped/f****d/rewrote] him’: the sexual and financial afterlives of Jane Eyre

Louisa Yates

in Charlotte Brontë: Legacies and Afterlives

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781784992460
eISBN:
9781526128317
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784992460.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter provides the first comparative reading of neo-Victorian fiction with the erotic makeover novel, a genre that realised commercial success in the immediate aftermath of the wild financial ... More


Editing Women: The Cosmetic Gaze and Cinema

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/9780262232678.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter deals with the effect of the cosmetic gaze in the world of cinema. The first section deals with how cosmetic surgery has thematically influenced a series of films between the 1940s and ... More


Of Swans and Ugly Ducklings: Imagining Perfection in Makeover Culture

Joanna Zylinska

in Bioethics in the Age of New Media

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262240567
eISBN:
9780262255141
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262240567.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter describes the influence of makeover shows in present-day culture. Makeover shows are an example of biopolitics where the bodies and minds of citizens are programmed to a certain ... More


Self-Projects: Makeover Shows and the Reflexive Imperative

Katherine Sender

in The Makeover: Reality Television and Reflexive Audiences

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814740699
eISBN:
9780814738979
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814740699.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter discusses the tensions that structure audiences' discussions of makeover television: tensions that involve learning, identification, gender, shame, authenticity, realism, and feeling. To ... More


Gender and Genre: Making Over Women’s Culture

Katherine Sender

in The Makeover: Reality Television and Reflexive Audiences

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814740699
eISBN:
9780814738979
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814740699.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter examines four shows—The Biggest Loser, Queer Eye, Starting Over, and What Not to Wear—as examples of how reality television has reworked existing women's genres. As with other women's ... More


Not Like Paris Hilton: Instruction and Consumption in Makeover Shows

Katherine Sender

in The Makeover: Reality Television and Reflexive Audiences

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814740699
eISBN:
9780814738979
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814740699.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter turns to the related themes of instruction and consumption. Makeover shows all rest on the premise that experts offer advice about how to work on the self. There are two primary ... More


Feeling Real: Empirical Truth and Emotional Authenticity

Katherine Sender

in The Makeover: Reality Television and Reflexive Audiences

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814740699
eISBN:
9780814738979
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814740699.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter looks at the conditions in which audiences perceive the genre of makeover television, its candidates, and their feelings to be “real.” On one hand, audiences are skilled at critiquing ... More


Mirror, Mirror: The Reflexive Self

Katherine Sender

in The Makeover: Reality Television and Reflexive Audiences

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814740699
eISBN:
9780814738979
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814740699.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter explores various themes of reflexivity to consider how people generate makeover shows in an extended conversation about what it means to be a self. Audiences draw on the shows' ... More


Research Reflexivity: Audiences and Investigators in Context

Katherine Sender

in The Makeover: Reality Television and Reflexive Audiences

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814740699
eISBN:
9780814738979
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814740699.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter discusses how the participants in this study are reflexive about the research process in order to return to larger questions about the contribution of reflexivity to audience research. ... More


Once More with Feeling: Reconsidering Reflexivity

Katherine Sender

in The Makeover: Reality Television and Reflexive Audiences

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814740699
eISBN:
9780814738979
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814740699.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This concluding chapter examines the uses and limits of reflexivity as it is currently worked through both makeover shows and audience research; as well as how both reaffirm an old-fashioned idea of ... More


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