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Maggie Humm / Beauty and Woolf.
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Cosmetic surgery in the age of gender / Cressida J. Heyes and Meredith Jones;
Part 1 Revisiting Feminist Critique
20 years in the twilight zone / Susan Bardo;
Revisiting feminist debates on cosmetic surgery: some reflections on suffering / agency, and embodied difference / Kathy Davis;
Women and the knife: cosmetic surgery and the colonization of women's bodies / Kathryn Pauly Morgan;
Scary women: cinema, surgery, and special effects / Vivian Sobchack.
Part 2 Representing Cosmetic Surgery
Agency made over? Cosmetic surgery and femininity in women's magazines and makeover television / Suzanne Fraser;
The 'natural look': extreme makeovers and the limits of self-fashioning / Dennis Weiss and Rebecca Kukla;
Selling the 'perfect' vulva / Virginia Braun.
Part 3 Boundaries and Networks
'Engineering the erotic': aesthetic medicine and modernization in Brazil / Alexander Edmonds;
Pygmalion's many faces / Meredith Jones;
All cosmetic surgery is 'ethnic': Asian eyelids, feminist indignation, and the politics of whiteness / Cressida J. Heyes.
Part 4 Ambivalent Voices
In your face / Cindy Patton and John Liesch;
Crossing the cosmetic/reconstructive divide: the instructive situation of breast reduction surgery / Diane Naugler;
Farewell my lovelies / Diana Sweeney.
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2. Harmful cultural practices and western culture.
3. Transfemininity: “Dressed” men reveal the naked reality of male power.
4. Pornochic: Prostitution constructs beauty.
5. Fashion and misogyny.
6. Making up is hard to do.
7. Men’s foot and shoe fetishism and the disabling of women.
8. Cutting up women: Beauty practices as self-mutilation by proxy.
Conclusion: A culture of resistance.
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