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Tattoos

The Berg Companion to Fashion

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...Tattooing is a process of creating a permanent or semipermanent body modification that transforms the skin. The word tattoo comes from the Tahitian tatau, which means “to mark something"; it is also hypothesized that the term comes from...

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...

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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...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...

Footbinding

The Berg Companion to Fashion

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...Footbinding was specific to and unique to traditional Chinese culture. Its various names conveyed its multifaceted image in Chinese eyes: chanzu (binding feet) called attention to the mundane action of swaddling the body with a piece...

Physical Appearance and Dress

Joanne B. Eicher

Joanne B. Eicher is Regents Professor Emerita at the University of Minnesota. Joanne is Editor-in-Chief, Encyclopedia of Dress and Fashion (Bloomsbury and OUP); Series Editor, Dress, Body Culture (Bloomsbury); Author, Editor, Co-Editor, The Visible Self, (Fairchild); Dress and Gender (Berg); Dress and Ethnicity (Berg); Beads and Beadmakers (Berg); Mother, Daughter, Sister, Bride (National Geographic); a wide variety of published articles in professional journals and chapters in books. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sandra Lee Evenson

Sandra Lee Evenson is a Professor and Interim Director in the Margaret Ritchie School of Family and Consumer Sciences at the University of Idaho, USA, where she has taught courses on dress and culture and apparel design. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Visible Self : Global Perspectives on Dress, Culture, and Society

Fairchild Books, 2015

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...The natural physical makeup of the dark-skinned, dark-eyed blond Australian Aborigine toddler differs from that of the older person only in hair color, but this aspect of the toddler's appearance challenges the validity of racial...

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,...

Corsetry and the Reality of ‘Female Complaints’

Leigh Summers

Leigh Summers is at the University of New England and Senior Education Officer, New England Regional Art Museum, Armidale, Australia. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bound to Please : A History of the Victorian Corset

Berg, 2001

Book chapter

...While several historians have attributed the plethora of Victorian ‘female complaints’ in part, to the prevalence of corsetry, the significance of the corset in the propitiation of those singularly nineteenth-century female ailments...

Body Piercing

The Berg Companion to Fashion

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...Body piercing is the practice of inserting jewelry (usually metal, though wood, glass, bone, or ivory, and certain plastics are used as well) completely through a hole in the body. Piercing is often combined with other forms of body art...

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...