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Transforming bodies : makeovers and monstrosities in American culture

Author: Heike Steinhoff
Publisher: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"At the turn of the twenty-first century, American media abound with images and narratives of bodily transformations. Transforming Bodies investigates how these representations have become key sites for the negotiation of power. Focusing on the representations of 'extreme' forms of somatic transformations, particularly cosmetic surgery, this book examines iconic popular cultural texts from diverse media and genres.  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Ebook version
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Heike Steinhoff
ISBN: 9781137493781 113749378X
OCLC Number: 902659622
Description: ix, 267 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Before --
Transforming Bodies: An Introduction --
Body Thoughts: Transforming bodies in the New Body Theories' --
Transformations --
Extreme Makeovers: Transforming Bodies in Popular Culture --
Monstrous Makeovers: Somatechnics of Resistance in Postmodern Consumer Culture Chuck Palahniuk's Invisible Monsters --
Troubling Subjects: Beauty, Plastic Surgery, and (Non- )Normative Bodies in Cosmetic Surgery Culture FX's Nip/Tuck --
Modifying Teens: Coming of Age in a Dystopian World of Beauty Scott Westerfeld's Uglies Series --
After --
Final Suture and New Before: A Conclusion.
Responsibility: Heike Steinhoff.

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