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Beauty and the beast

Author: Michael T Taussig
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Beauty and the Beast begins with the question: Is beauty destined to end in tragedy? Drawing on extensive fieldwork in Colombia, Michael Taussig scrutinizes the anxious, audacious, and sometimes destructive attempts people make to transform their bodies through cosmetic surgery and liposuction. He balances an examination of surgeries meant to enhance an individual's beauty with an often overlooked counterpart,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Taussig, Michael T.
Beauty and the beast.
Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, 2012
(DLC) 2011050372
(OCoLC)756577810
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael T Taussig
ISBN: 9780226789880 0226789888 1280879785 9781280879784
OCLC Number: 798535918
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: The gift of the gods --
El mexicano --
A rare and delightful bird in flight --
Winnypoo --
Spending --
Cool --
The designer smile --
The designer body --
Mythological warfare --
Beauty and mutilation --
The exploding breast --
Virtual u --
The history of beauty --
History of the shoe --
Surgeons of the underworld --
The designer name --
Law in a lawless land --
The tabooed cleft --
The fat kid and the devil.
Responsibility: Michael Taussig.

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