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O Antes e o Depois: Feminilidade, classe e raca na revista Plástica e Beleza
Department of Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies.
2008 (Portuguese)In: Luso-Brazilian Review, ISSN 0024-7413, E-ISSN 1548-9957, Vol. 45, no 1, 146-163 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The present article analyzes how women and cosmetic surgery are represented in a Brazilian magazine called Plástica e Beleza [Plastic Surgery and Beauty]. This monthly magazine is specialized, as its name indicates, in bodily aesthetics, and it addresses mostly a female audience. Situated within an anthropological analysis of media, the present article investigates how discourses about bodily aesthetics produce and reproduce certain representations of gender, class, and race that can be found in conteporary Brazil. It is argued that cosmetic surgery's "before and after" reflects the here and now of the Brazilian social body.

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Wisconsin, USA: University of Wisconsin Press , 2008. Vol. 45, no 1, 146-163 p.
Keyword [pt]
Brazil, Cosmetic surgery, Women, Media, Body
National Category
Social Anthropology
Research subject
Social Anthropology
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-40073OAI: diva2:322520
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