The (In) visible Body: Feminism, Phenomenology, and the Case of Cosmetic Surgery

Hypatia 25 (2):357-375 (2010)
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Abstract

This paper will examine the experience of and drive for bodily invisibility in women through the theoretical approaches of phenomenology and social constructionism. An examination of the social disruptions of bodily invisibility and the compulsive avoidance of such instances, particularly with respect to the fastidious maintenance of body comportment and appearance within the narrow parameters afforded by social norms, will lead to an exploration of the conflation of biomedicine with the beauty industry.

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Luna Dolezal
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