ISBN-10:
0791462323
ISBN-13:
9780791462324
Pub. Date:
10/28/2004
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Amending the Abject Body: Aesthetic Makeovers in Medicine and Culture

Amending the Abject Body: Aesthetic Makeovers in Medicine and Culture

by Deborah Caslav Covino

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ISBN-13: 9780791462324
Publisher: State University of New York Press
Publication date: 10/28/2004
Series: SUNY series in Feminist Criticism and Theory Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 162
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Deborah Caslav Covino is Associate Professor of English at California State University Stanislaus.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Introduction

Objectification and False Consciousness
Abjection, Agency, and Identification

1. Abjection

Pain
Communication and Expulsion
Transgression, Identification, and Community

2. Normalizing the Body

The Scar
Body Loathing
Industry Success

3. Outside-In

4. "I'm Doing It for Me"

"Ana’s Aloha Body"
"Fatima's Flawless Nose"
"Light in Jodi's Eyes"

5. Making Over Abjection

Positive Thinking
Updating and Upgrading
Freedom of Choice
Passing
Happy Aging

Conclusion

Notes

Works Cited

Index

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