Botox Nation

Botox Nation

In Botox Nation: Changing the Face of America, I focus on the people who construct and perpetuate both the demands and anxieties for Botox—those at Allergan Pharmaceuticals, dermatologists, plastic surgeons, medical spa entrepreneurs, ...

Author: Dana Berkowitz

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9781479822911

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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One of NPR's Best Books of 2017 The first in-depth social investigation into the development and rising popularity of Botox The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery estimates there are about two-and-a-half million Botox procedures performed annually, and that number continues to increase. The procedure is used as a preventive measure against aging and a means by which bodies, particularly women’s, can be transformed and “improved” through the appearance of youth. But why is Botox so popular, and why is aging such a terrifying concept? Botox Nation draws from engaging, in-depth interviews with Botox users and providers as well as Dana Berkowitz’s own experiences receiving the injections. The interviews reveal the personal motivations for using Botox and help unpack how anti-aging practices are conceived by, and resonate with, everyday people. Berkowitz is particularly interested in how Botox is now being targeted to younger women; since Botox is a procedure that must be continually administered to work, the strategic choice to market to younger women, Berkowitz argues, aims to create lifetime consumers. Berkowitz also analyzes magazine articles, advertisements, and even medical documents to consider how narratives of aging are depicted. She employs a critical feminist lens to consider the construction of feminine bodies and selves, and explores the impact of cosmetic medical interventions aimed at maintaining the desired appearance of youth, the culture of preventative medicine, the application of medical procedures to seemingly healthy bodies, and the growth and technological advancement to the anti-aging industry. A captivating and critical story, Botox Nation examines how norms about bodies, gender, and aging are constructed and reproduced on both cultural and individual levels.
Categories: Social Science

Male Femininities

Male Femininities

4 Botox Cosmetic is one of the three FDA-approved brand names of botulinum toxin injections, the others being Dysport and ... 18 Dana Berkowitz, Botox Nation: Changing the Face of America (New York: New York University Press, 2017).

Author: Dana Berkowitz

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9781479899166

Category: Social Science

Page: 526

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Innovative essays that explore how men perform femininity and what femininity looks like without women What counts as “male femininity”? Is it simply men behaving in effeminate ways or is it the absence of masculinity? Male Femininities presents a nuanced, critical collection of essays that highlight the extent to which male femininities are neither an imitation of femaleness nor an emptying of masculinity. These innovative essays focus on both gay and straight men, and transmasculine and genderqueer people in their construction and performance of femininity, thereby revealing the possibilities that open up when we critically examine femininity without women. Male Femininities asks, What does femininity look like for men? The contributors—highly regarded scholars and rising stars—cover a range of topics, including drag queens, cosmetic enhancements, trans fertility, and gender-non-conforming childhoods. Male Femininities illuminates what happens when we decouple femininity from female bodies and how even the smallest cracks and fissures in the normative order can disrupt, challenge, and in some cases reaffirm our existing sex-gender regime. This volume pluralizes the concept of male femininities and leads readers through an exploration of how gender, sex, and sexuality are manifested in the United States today.
Categories: Social Science

Botox Nation

Botox Nation

Introducing botox -- Marketing agelessness -- The turf war over botox -- Becoming the botox user -- Negotiating the botoxed self -- Being in the botoxed body -- Conclusion: the perils of an enhanced society

Author: Dana Berkowitz

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9781479825264

Category: Social Science

Page: 243

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Introducing botox -- Marketing agelessness -- The turf war over botox -- Becoming the botox user -- Negotiating the botoxed self -- Being in the botoxed body -- Conclusion: the perils of an enhanced society
Categories: Social Science

The Generation Game

The Generation Game

Welcome to Ireland 2007, the Botox Nation, where everything is for sale, everyone has their price and nothing is quite what it seems. Chemically Enhanced Every time you turn on Desperate Housewives and marvel at Wisteria Lane's smooth ...

Author: David McWilliams

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 9781509818303

Category: History

Page: 304

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After ten years of a boom and on the eve of a downturn, Irish society has been turned on its head by a Generation War. The clear winners have been the middle-aged Jagger Generation, enormously enriched by the property boom, while the younger generation – the cash-stripped Jugglers – will be badly exposed as the credit wave recedes. Then there are the Bono Boomers, wedged between the winners and losers, who are not about to grow up just because the economy is doing badly, preferring instead to enjoy life as permalescents – a permanently adolescent generation, too young to be old, too old to be hip. As the Jaggers, Jugglers and Bono Boomers struggle to maintain their slice of a diminished pie, David McWilliams explains how it's time to take stock, learn from history and harness the collective power of past generations. He argues that if Ireland can exploit its unique ecomonic resource – it's global tribe – Ireland as a nation will be reinvigorated. He believes that now is the time to play the Generation Game.
Categories: History

Consumer Behaviour

Consumer Behaviour

EXAMPLE: IRELAND A BOTOX NATION Welcome to Ireland 2007, the Botox nation, where everything is for sale, everyone has their price and nothing is quite what it seems. During 2006, 20,000 Irish people used Botox and another 86,000 used ...

Author: Margaret Linehan

Publisher: Gill & Macmillan Ltd

ISBN: 9780717155477

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 257

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Wide-ranging and topical textbook on the rapidly changing field of consumer behaviour in the digital age, with reference to the Irish perspective: introduces a concise yet comprehensive exploration of the key aspects of consumer behaviour, including consumer motivation, attitudes, decision-making processes, and behaviour and communication; details the impact of the global economy in terms of choice and product availability on consumer decisions and behaviour; presents contextual evidence to highlight how changes in social, cultural and economic circumstances determine trends and directions in consumer behaviour, including the impact of the internet; and discusses consumer behaviour in the context of personality, lifestyles and psychographics, and the different influences of culture, subculture, social class, family, sexual orientation and technology. 'Consumer Behaviour' is written to support a structured learning approach, with clear learning objectives and revision questions for each chapter. Case studies, examples and scenarios illustrate learning points throughout the text. Recommended for students studying consumer behaviour at diploma or degree level.
Categories: Business & Economics

David McWilliams The Generation Game

David McWilliams  The Generation Game

Easy credit is the financial equivalent of a Botox injection—so Ireland is the Botox Nation in more ways than one. With credit, we can play Let's Pretend We are Rich. Credit, like Botox, is playing tricks on us.

Author: David McWilliams

Publisher: Gill & Macmillan Ltd

ISBN: 9780717155590

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 306

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As the BOTOX ECONOMY was laid bare and the financial filler of other people’s money became evident, the JAGGERS, JUGGLERS and BONO BOOMERS struggled to maintain their slice of a diminished pie. However the author saw a possible solution to Ireland’s quandaries. Taking a trip around the globe from Shanghai to New York, from Latin America to Central Europe, he says we can learn from history and appreciate that Ireland has a unique economic resource: OUR GLOBAL TRIBE. If we exploit the demographic potential of the Diaspora, we can re-invigorate the nation. The prosperity of future Irish generations is based on harnessing the collective power of past generations. This is the global GENERATION GAME.
Categories: Business & Economics

The Routledge Companion to Beauty Politics

The Routledge Companion to Beauty Politics

Botox Nation: Changing the Face of America. New York: New York University Press. Bordo, Susan. 2003. Unbearable Weight: Feminism, Western Culture and the Body. Berkeley: University of California Press. Braun, Virginia. 2009.

Author: Maxine Leeds Craig

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000413618

Category: Social Science

Page: 416

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The growth of the service economy, widespread acceptance of cosmetic technologies, expansion of global media, and the intensification of scrutiny of appearance brought about by the internet have heightened the power of beauty ideals in everyday life. A range of interdisciplinary contributions by an international roster of established and emerging scholars will introduce students to the emergence of debates about beauty, including work in history, sociology, communications, anthropology, gender studies, disability studies, ethnic studies, cultural studies, philosophy, and psychology. The Routledge Companion to Beauty Politics is an essential reference work for students and researchers interested in the politics of appearance. Comprising over 30 chapters by a team of international contributors the Handbook is divided into six parts: Theorizing Beauty Politics Competing Definitions of Beauty Beauty, Activism, and Social Change Body Work Beauty and Labor Beauty and the Lifecourse The Routledge Companion to Beauty Politics is essential reading for students in Women and Gender Studies, Sociology, Media Studies, Communications, Philosophy, and Psychology.
Categories: Social Science

A Filtered Life

A Filtered Life

Botox Nation: Changing the Face of America. New York: New York University Press. ... National Public Radio, May 28, 2019. https://www.npr.org/2019/05/28/726658317/instagramming-crowds-pack-national-parks. Lemiski, Mica. 2019.

Author: Nicole Taylor

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000509403

Category: Social Science

Page: 222

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A Filtered Life is the first comprehensive ethnographic account to explore how college students create and manage multiple identities on social media. Drawing on interviews and digital ethnographic data gleaned from popular social media platforms, the authors document and make visible routinized practices that are typically hidden and operating behind the scenes. They introduce the concept of "digital multiples," wherein students strategically present themselves differently across social media platforms. This requires both the copious production of content and the calculated development of an instantly recognizable aesthetic or brand. Taylor and Nichter examine key contradictions that emerged from student narratives, including presenting a self that is both authentic and highly edited, appearing upbeat even during emotionally difficult times, and exuding body positivity even when frustrated with how you look. Students struggled with this series of impossibilities; yet, they felt compelled to maintain a vibrant online presence. With its close-up portrayal of the social and embodied experiences of college students, A Filtered Life is ideal for students and scholars interested in youth studies, digital ethnography, communication, and new forms of media.
Categories: Social Science

The Pope s Children

The Pope s Children

Table of Contents Title Page Copyright Page Dedication Preface The Botox Nation Acknowledgments Part | - WHERE ARE WE NOW AND HOW DID WE GET HERE? Chapter 1 - Full-On Nation Mad-For-lt Nation Over-Hyped Over-Spent and Over-Drawn Chapter ...

Author: David McWilliams

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118045378

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

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Named for the ironic coincidence of the Irish baby boom of the 1970s, which peaked nine months to the day after Pope John Paul II’s historic visit to Dublin, The Pope’s Children is both a celebration and bitingly funny portrait of the first generation of the Celtic Tiger—the beneficiaries of the economic miracle that propelled Ireland from centuries of deprivation into a nation that now enjoys one of the highest living standards in the world.
Categories: Business & Economics

The Regulation of Cosmetic Procedures

The Regulation of Cosmetic Procedures

... medication or psychotherapy in order to remedy possible cases of depression, substance abuse, social phobias or obsessive-compulsive disorder. 81 See discussion in D. Berkowitz, Botox Nation: Changing the Face of America (New York ...

Author: Melanie Latham

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429489693

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 264

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This book examines the ethical and regulatory debates surrounding the rise of the cosmetic procedures industry. In the past, cosmetic procedures were often seen as limited to a small number of wealthy older women. Today, such procedures have gone mainstream, partly facilitated by the rise of "non-invasive" techniques, such as the use of Botox and Dermal Fillers. While still a business dominated by the female consumer, there are also an increasing number of males undertaking cosmetic procedures as social expectations around appearance and ageing are challenged. At the same time, the rapid expansion of this business, and the incoherent, diverse approach to its regulation, have given rise to concern. It has been seen as a "Wild West". If cosmetic procedures go wrong, such procedures give rise to real risks of harm. This book examines the historical backdrop, current practice and risks associated with cosmetic procedures. It discusses the ethical and regulatory challenges for this area. It also examines the current legal frameworks concerning people, practitioners and products in the UK. The book also draws lessons from regulatory approaches in other jurisdictions with particular reference to the United States, Brazil and France. It then sets out a legal and regulatory framework that might better protect and empower the cosmetic consumer, now and in the future. The book is likely to be of particular interest to those working in the areas of health and medical law, socio-legal studies and political science.
Categories: Health & Fitness