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Plastic Surgery

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Tam Tran

on 23 March 2012

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Transcript of Plastic Surgery

"God Created Me" There are two existing ideology
Billy Bush:
God's work is divine
people should not tamper his creations
Heidi Montag
Tools to her destiny
Indirectly embracing God
God supports her
twist on the prosperity gospel Consuming Religion
Stability of the self
Social Insecurities
Fulfillment and consumption
Desire affected by consumer culture
More, more more? If you give a mouse a cookie,
he'll ask for... Clifford Geertz defines a religion as,
“1) a system of symbols which acts to
2) establish powerful, pervasive, and long-lasting moods and motivations in men by
3) formulating conceptions of a general order of existence and
4) clothing these conceptions with such an aura of factuality that
5) the moods and motivations seem uniquely realistic” Religious!? Why are we so interested
in Montag? What value does
plastic surgery have in our
culture? What we "ought" to look like
Awareness at a young age
Idealization of slenderness
Plastic surgery Body Image Gender and Plastic Surgery Differences in Pressure
Asthetics vs. Functionality Eyelid
Nose Race and Plastic Surgery Sexuality and Plastic Surgery Studies on attraction
increase sexual appeal
Tight vagina culture: pleasure and morality
Men and genital reconstruction To conclude: Plastic surgery is a BIG industry
Circular process between celebrities and consumers
Words of wisdom
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