Doyle, Julie and Karl, Irmgard (2008) Shame on You: Cosmetic Surgery and Class Transformation in '10 Years Younger’ In: Palmer, Gareth, ed. The Big Reveal: Lifestyle TV. Ashgate, Aldershot, UK, pp. 83-99. ISBN 9780754674306Full text not available from this repository.
This article critically engages with the gender and class politics of contemporary makeover shows. Taking the British TV series 10 Years Younger as case study, it is argued that cosmetic surgery is being legitimized as a form of female empowerment within media discourse through narratives of individual choice and self-liberation. Whilst ‘transformations’ are figured as attainable to all women, they serve to reinforce class differences by identifying certain kinds of bodies as worthless, leaving unquestioned the cultural and economic resources required for access to and maintenance of the surgically transformed body.
|Item Type:||Chapter in book|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||cosmetic surgery, lifestyle TV, class, gender|
|Subjects:||L000 Social Sciences > L300 Sociology > L320 Gender studies
P000 Mass Communications and Documentation > P300 Media studies
P000 Mass Communications and Documentation > P300 Media studies > P301 Television Studies
|Faculties:||Faculty of Arts > School of Arts and Media|
|Depositing User:||Julie Doyle|
|Date Deposited:||04 May 2010|
|Last Modified:||17 Mar 2015 11:01|
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