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Wellness in whiteness : biomedicalization and the promotion of whiteness and youth among women

Author: Amina Mire
Publisher: Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, an imprint of the Taylor & Francis Group, 2020.
Series: Routledge research in gender and society.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
This book analyses the social and ethical implications of the globalization of emerging skin-whitening and anti-ageing biotechnology. Using an intersectional theoretical framework and a content analysis methodology drawn from cultural studies, the sociology of knowledge, the history of colonial medicine and critical race theory, it examines technical reports, as well as print and on-line advertisements from  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Mire, Amina.
Wellness in whiteness.
Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, an imprint of the Taylor & Francis Group, 2020
(DLC) 2018056341
(OCoLC)1096237463
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Amina Mire
ISBN: 9780815377436 0815377436 9780815377443 0815377444 9781351234146 1351234145 9781351234139 1351234137 1351234129 9781351234115 1351234110 9781351234122
OCLC Number: 1129597375
Language Note: In English.
Description: 1 online resource (110 pages)
Contents: Situating skin : whitening biotechnology --
Pigmentation pathologies and regenerative whiteness --
"Face north and smile" : biomedicalization of ageing and "science based" whiteness therapy --
Racialising consumption : skin-whitening and the global look --
Entrepreneurial innovation in skin-whitening biotechnology : ethical and social implications --
Index.
Series Title: Routledge research in gender and society.
Responsibility: Amina Mire.

Abstract:

This book analyses the social and ethical implications of the globalization of emerging skin-whitening and anti-ageing biotechnology. Using an intersectional theoretical framework and a content analysis methodology drawn from cultural studies, the sociology of knowledge, the history of colonial medicine and critical race theory, it examines technical reports, as well as print and on-line advertisements from pharmaceutical and cosmetics companies for skin-whitening products. With close attention to the promises of 'ageless beauty', 'brightened', youthful skin and solutions to 'pigmentation problems' for non-white women, the author reveals the dynamics of racialization and biomedicalization at work. A study of a significant sector of the globalised health and wellness industries, Wellness in Whiteness will appeal to social scientists with interests in gender, race and ethnicity, biotechnology and embodiment.

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