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The Fashioned Self - Joanne Finkelstein

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Published: 26th August 1991
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This book examines the nature of the self and self-identity in the modern age, and the way in which they have been moulded through the alteration of bodily appearance, exemplified fashions, facelifts and diets. The idea that an individual's character is revealed through physical appearance is, Finkelstein argues, deeply embedded in Western culture. And since fashions and cosmetics are closely linked to sexual difference, the author concentrates on aspects of gender identity, suggesting that the female and male identity are differentiated through opposed experiences of the body.

Part 1 The physiognomic body: character as immanent in appearance; refining appearance, improving character. Part 2 Signs of the modern self: the face lift; the hacktie; fashionability. Part 3 The fashioned self: the trial of character; the self as sign.

ISBN: 9780745606873
ISBN-10: 0745606873
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 220
Published: 26th August 1991
Publisher: Polity Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 16.6  x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.51