SOCI 200 April 21 lecture notes - What’s the impact of...

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Nokyeong Kim Thursday, 4/23/2009 SOCI 200 Lecture Notes Beauty Culture Andrea Dworkin’s quote, on beauty Plastic surgery permeates our culture Extreme Makeover Dr. 90210z MTV’s – I want a famous face magazines – “plastic surgery watching” o e.g. New Beauty, People, U.S., etc… Social categories – race, class, gender typically, purview of wealthy white women 90% are Caucasian, women Media continues: Class issues – increased awareness/accessibility: increase in advertising – LA Weekly, Los Angeles… financing available, credit cards – plastic surgery no longer the realm of the rich one third now have an income less than $33,000 a year
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Unformatted text preview: What’s the impact of all this media exposure? • all this attention – has caused a dramatic rise in plastic surgery procedures • 1994 – 500,000 cosmetic procedures performed in the U.S. • 2004 – 11.9 million procedures • (American Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery) Dr. Julie Albright’s film… • Made Over in America – explores the idea of transformation through plastic surgery • notes: o Dr. 90210 television reflects the situation but once on TV – people think if on TV it must be good o The Swan Page 1 of 1...
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