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Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery

The Berg Companion to Fashion

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...Cosmetic surgery began to be practiced in the last part of the nineteenth century as surgical intervention became increasingly possible because of the development of anesthesia and sterile techniques. One of the first cases to be reported...

Cyborg Women, Posthumanity, and Technological Body Art

Kate Ince

Kate Ince, Lecturer in French Studies, University of Birmingham Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Orlan : Millennial Female

Berg Publishers, 2000

Book chapter

...My discussion of Orlan’s Medusa study in the final part of the last chapter suggested that the extreme content and mode of presentation of this performance worked to force a reorganization, from first principles, of the gendered power...

Aesthetics

Heather Marie Akou

Associate Professor of Fashion Design, Indiana University, USA Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Lesson plan

...Introduction: What Is This Unit About? “Aesthetics” is about sensory experiences: how we see, hear, feel, smell, and taste. It’s also about how we make personal and social meanings out of those experiences, and (sometimes) how we use them...

Between the Acts: Postmodern Performance Art, Cosmetic Surgery, and the Feminist Performative Reconstruction of Female Subjectivity

Kate Ince

Kate Ince, Lecturer in French Studies, University of Birmingham Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Orlan : Millennial Female

Berg Publishers, 2000

Book chapter

...From Presence to Omnipresence: Media, Technology and Performance Art In my discussions of Orlan’s art practice in previous chapters, I have often described her works and performances as postmodern, without discussing further the contested...

Sexualities and Genders

Claudine Griggs

Claudine Griggs teaches at the University of Massachusetts and Rhode Island College. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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S/he : Changing Sex and Changing Clothes

Berg, 1998

Book chapter

...Ancillary Attributions If gender identity is the private experience of gender role, then for transsexuals genital surgery is an improvement in that experience. The degree of improvement will vary from individual to individual, just as,...

The Body

Andrew Reilly

Andrew Reilly, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Fashion Design and Merchandising at University of Hawaii, Manoa, US. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Meanings of Dress

Fairchild Books, 2019

Book chapter

...After you have read this chapter, you will understand: Frameworks for viewing the body and dress Cultural expressions of beauty Potentially negative...

Genetically Baroque Beings: Cybergender, Transexuality and Natrificiality

Adam Geczy

Adam Geczy is an artist and writer who is Senior Lecturer at Sydney College of the Arts, the University of Sydney, Australia Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Artificial Body in Fashion and Art : Marionettes, Models, and Mannequins

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

Book chapter

...Johann Wolfgang Goethe, Faust (Munich: Deutsche Taschenbuch Verlag, 2010), 54.Jean Baudrillard, “We Are All Transsexuals Now” (1987), in Screened Out, 10.Take La Cicciolina. Is there any more wonderful embodiment of sex, of the pornographic...

Dress and Physical Appearance

Sharron J. Lennon

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Sharron J. Lennon, Ohio State University. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Kim P. Johnson

Kim K. P. Johnson is a Professor in the Retail Merchandising Program at the University of Minnesota. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Nancy A. Rudd

The Ohio State University Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Social Psychology of Dress

Fairchild Books, 2017

Book chapter

...After reading and reflecting on the content of this chapter students should be able to:Analyze the presentation of self using the Rudd and Lennon (1994) model of body aesthetics.Explain how faces and bodies contribute to judgments...

Hard(core) Images: Orlan’s Carnal Art, the Monstrous-Feminine, and Spectatorship

Kate Ince

Kate Ince, Lecturer in French Studies, University of Birmingham Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Orlan : Millennial Female

Berg Publishers, 2000

Book chapter

...How Do I Look? The acclaimed transsexual and cultural theorist Sandy Stone makes the following comment on the relationship between performer and audience established by Orlan’s surgical project ‘The Reincarnation of Saint Orlan’: ‘It’s...

Beauty, Nature, and Equality

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 8 : West Europe

Berg, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...In the Greek mythical universe, beauty was a gift from the gods, associated with order and cosmos. This mentality was later discredited in Western culture, as physical beauty became considered superficial or even sinful. The situation today...