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The Resource The ways women age : using and refusing cosmetic intervention, Abigail T. Brooks

The ways women age : using and refusing cosmetic intervention, Abigail T. Brooks

Label
The ways women age : using and refusing cosmetic intervention
Title
The ways women age
Title remainder
using and refusing cosmetic intervention
Statement of responsibility
Abigail T. Brooks
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The story of how and why some women choose to use, while others refuse, cosmetic intervention. What is it like to be a woman growing older in a culture where you cannot go to the doctor, open a magazine, watch television, or surf the internet without encountering products and procedures that are designed to make you look younger? What do women have to say about their decision to embrace cosmetic anti-aging procedures? And, alternatively, how do women come to decide to grow older without them? In the United States today, women are the overwhelming consumers of cosmetic anti-aging surgeries and technologies. And while not all women undergo these procedures, their exposure to them is almost inevitable. Abigail T. Brooks investigates the anti-aging craze from the perspective of women themselves, examining the rapidly changing cultural attitudes, pressures, and expectations of female aging. Drawn from interviews with women in the United States who choose, and refuse, to have cosmetic anti-aging procedures, The Ways Women Age provides an understanding of how today's women feel about aging. The women's stories in this book are personal biographies that explore identity and body image and are reflexively shaped by beauty standards, expectations of femininity, and an increasingly normalized climate of cosmetic anti-aging intervention
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Brooks, Abigail T
Dewey number
305.26/2
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ1219
LC item number
.B76 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Older women
  • Feminine beauty (Aesthetics)
  • Aging
  • Body image in women
  • Surgery, Plastic
Label
The ways women age : using and refusing cosmetic intervention, Abigail T. Brooks
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-265) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Older women in cosmetic culture -- "I wanted to look like me again" : aging, identity, and cosmetic intervention -- "I am what I am!" : the freedom of growing older "naturally" -- "Age changes you, but not like surgery" : refusing cosmetic intervention -- "Can we just stop the clock here?" : promise and peril in the anti-aging explosion -- "Why should I be the ugly one?" : social circles of intervention -- "It's not in my world" : living as a natural ager -- Conclusion : taking the body back
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 279 pages
Isbn
9780814724057
Lccn
2016042406
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40027046410
System control number
  • ocn961205531
  • (OCoLC)961205531
Label
The ways women age : using and refusing cosmetic intervention, Abigail T. Brooks
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-265) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Older women in cosmetic culture -- "I wanted to look like me again" : aging, identity, and cosmetic intervention -- "I am what I am!" : the freedom of growing older "naturally" -- "Age changes you, but not like surgery" : refusing cosmetic intervention -- "Can we just stop the clock here?" : promise and peril in the anti-aging explosion -- "Why should I be the ugly one?" : social circles of intervention -- "It's not in my world" : living as a natural ager -- Conclusion : taking the body back
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 279 pages
Isbn
9780814724057
Lccn
2016042406
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40027046410
System control number
  • ocn961205531
  • (OCoLC)961205531

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