Pretty Modern Beauty Sex And Plastic Surgery In Brazil

Author: Alexander Edmonds
Publisher: Duke University Press Books
ISBN: 0822348012
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Pretty Modern is a riveting account of Brazil’s emergence as a global leader in plastic surgery. Intrigued by a Carnaval parade that mysteriously paid homage to a Rio de Janeiro plastic surgeon, anthropologist Alexander Edmonds conducted research that took him from Ipanema socialite circles to glitzy telenovela studios to the packed waiting rooms of public hospitals offering free cosmetic surgery. The result is provocative exploration of the erotic, commercial, and intimate aspects of beauty in a nation with extremes of wealth and poverty and a reputation for natural sensuality. Drawing on conversations with maids and their elite mistresses, divorced housewives, black celebrities, and favela residents aspiring to be fashion models, Edmonds analyzes what sexual desirability means and does for women in different social positions. He argues that beauty is a distinct realm of modern experience that does not simply reflect other inequalities. It mimics the ambiguous emancipatory potential of capital, challenging traditional hierarchies while luring consumers into a sexual culture that reduces the body to the brute biological criteria of attractiveness. Illustrated with color photographs, Pretty Modern offers a fresh theoretical perspective on the significance of female beauty in consumer capitalism.

Pretty Modern

Author: Alexander Edmonds
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 0822348012
Size: 56.62 MB
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An ethnography that examines the culture of beauty and plastic surgery in Brazil.

Pretty Modern

Author: Alexander Edmonds
Publisher: Duke University Press Books
ISBN: 9780822347859
Size: 28.16 MB
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Pretty Modern is a riveting account of Brazil’s emergence as a global leader in plastic surgery.

Consuming Grief

Author: Beth A. Conklin
Publisher: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 0292782543
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Drawing on the recollections of Wari' elders who participated in consuming the dead, this book presents one of the richest, most authoritative ethnographic accounts of funerary cannibalism ever recorded.

The Look Of A Woman

Author: Eric Plemons
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 0822372703
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In The Look of a Woman Eric Plemons foregrounds the narratives of FFS patients and their surgeons as they move from consultation and the operating room to postsurgery recovery.

The Color Of Love

Author: Elizabeth Hordge-Freeman
Publisher: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 1477307885
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Based on interviews and a sixteen-month ethnography of ten working-class Brazilian families, this provocative work sheds light on how families simultaneously resist and reproduce racial hierarchies.

Markets And Bodies

Author: Eileen M. Otis
Publisher: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 0804778353
Size: 60.92 MB
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Examining how gender enables the globalization of markets and how emerging forms of service labor are changing women's social status in China, Markets and Bodies reveals the forms of social inequality produced by shifts in the economy.

Cosmetic Surgery

Author: Cressida J. Heyes
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 9780754676997
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Leading feminist scholars have been brought together for the first time in this comprehensive volume to reveal the complexity of feminist engagements with the exponentially growing cosmetic surgery phenomenon.

Shamans Of The Foye Tree

Author: Ana Mariella Bacigalupo
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Drawing on anthropologist Ana Mariella Bacigalupo's fifteen years of field research, Shamans of the Foye Tree: Gender, Power, and Healing among Chilean Mapuche is the first study to follow shamans' gender identities and performance in a ...

Homies And Hermanos

Author: Robert Brenneman
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199912491
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Using the tools of sociological theory, Robert Brenneman seeks to discover why a pot-smoking, gun-wielding "homie" gang member would want to trade in la vida loca for a Bible and the buttoned-down lifestyle of an evangelical hermano ...

A Thrice Told Tale

Author: Margery Wolf
Publisher: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 9780804719803
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The book concludes with a plea for ethnographic responsibility based on a less academic and more practical perspective.