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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


Deep Data: Notes on the n of 1

Dana Greenfield

in Quantified: Biosensing Technologies in Everyday Life

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780262034173
eISBN:
9780262334549
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034173.003.0007
Subject:
Information Science, Communications

This chapter addresses the implications of self-quantification in its relation to clinical quantification. By self-quantification, I mean those practices of keeping track of aspects of ones life, ... More


Health Matters: Exploring the World of the Tribals and Outcastes/Dalits

Biswamoy Pati

in Tribals and Dalits in Orissa: Towards a Social History of Exclusion, c. 1800-1950

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780199489404
eISBN:
9780199094592
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199489404.003.0004
Subject:
History, Indian History, Social History

This chapter delineates indigenous systems of medicine. Using a range of folk beliefs, proverbs, and tales, it shows that tribal medical beliefs were often based on a very complex and close ... More


Unseeing Eyes: Metaphor in Graphic Illness Narratives about Cancer

Elisabeth El Refaie

in Visual Metaphor and Embodiment in Graphic Illness Narratives

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780190678173
eISBN:
9780190678203
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190678173.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

This chapter focuses on visual metaphor in graphic illness narratives about cancer, which takes its course inside the body and is beyond the conscious control of the patient. Even when there are ... More


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