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 acclaim for Botox 
The American Society for cultured cosmetic surgery estimates there are approximately two-and-a-half million Botox tactics played every year, and that quantity maintains to extend. The method is used as a safety measure opposed to getting older and a way in which our bodies, rather women’s, may be reworked and “improved” in the course of the visual appeal of youngster. yet why is Botox so well known, and why is getting older the sort of terrifying suggestion?

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 demonstrate 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 very attracted to how Botox is now being designated to younger ladies; when you consider that Botox is a approach that has to be constantly administered to paintings, the strategic option to marketplace to young women, Berkowitz argues, goals to create lifetime consumers.

Berkowitz additionally analyzes journal articles, ads, or even clinical records to contemplate how narratives of getting older are depicted. She employs a severe feminist lens to contemplate the development of female our bodies and selves, and explores the influence of beauty clinical interventions geared toward protecting the specified visual appeal of minor, the tradition of preventative drugs, the appliance of clinical approaches to doubtless fit our bodies, and the expansion and technological development to the anti-aging undefined. a charming 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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