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 approval for Botox 
 
The American Society for classy cosmetic surgery estimates there are approximately two-and-a-half million Botox tactics played each year, and that quantity maintains to extend. The method is used as a safety measure opposed to getting older and a method through which our bodies, relatively women’s, may be remodeled and “improved” during the visual appeal of juvenile. yet why is Botox so renowned, and why is getting older this kind of terrifying idea?

Botox Nation attracts from attractive, in-depth interviews with Botox clients and companies in addition to Dana Berkowitz’s personal stories receiving the injections. The interviews show the private motivations for utilizing Botox and support unpack how anti-aging practices are conceived by way of, and resonate with, daily humans. Berkowitz is especially attracted to how Botox is now being exact to younger ladies; when you consider that Botox is a technique that needs to be regularly administered to paintings, the strategic option to industry to young women, Berkowitz argues, goals to create lifetime consumers.

Berkowitz additionally analyzes journal articles, ads, or even clinical records to think about how narratives of getting older are depicted. She employs a serious feminist lens to contemplate the development of female our bodies and selves, and explores the impression of beauty scientific interventions geared toward conserving the specified visual appeal of youngster, the tradition of preventative drugs, the appliance of scientific strategies to probably fit our bodies, and the expansion and technological development to the anti-aging undefined. an enthralling and important 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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