Download e-book for kindle: Botox Nation: Changing the Face of America (Intersections) by Dana Berkowitz

By Dana Berkowitz

The first in-depth social research into the advance and emerging approval for Botox 
The American Society for cultured cosmetic surgery estimates there are approximately two-and-a-half million Botox methods played each year, and that quantity keeps to extend. The technique is used as a safety measure opposed to getting older and a method wherein our bodies, really women’s, will be remodeled and “improved” in the course of the visual appeal of adlescent. yet why is Botox so well known, and why is getting older this sort of terrifying notion?

Botox Nation attracts from attractive, in-depth interviews with Botox clients and services in addition to Dana Berkowitz’s personal studies receiving the injections. The interviews display the private motivations for utilizing Botox and aid unpack how anti-aging practices are conceived by means of, and resonate with, daily humans. Berkowitz is especially drawn to how Botox is now being special to young women; when you consider that Botox is a method that has to be continuously administered to paintings, the strategic option to industry to young women, Berkowitz argues, goals to create lifetime consumers.

Berkowitz additionally analyzes journal articles, ads, or even scientific records to think about how narratives of getting older are depicted. She employs a severe feminist lens to think about the development of female our bodies and selves, and explores the effect of beauty scientific interventions aimed toward protecting the specified visual appeal of minor, the tradition of preventative drugs, the applying of clinical strategies to likely fit our bodies, and the expansion and technological development to the anti-aging undefined. an enthralling and significant story, Botox Nation examines how norms approximately our bodies, gender, and getting older are built and reproduced on either cultural and person levels. 

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