Openly accessible

Skin pedagogies and abject bodies

Kenway, Jane and Bullen, Elizabeth 2011, Skin pedagogies and abject bodies, Sport, education and society, vol. 16, no. 3, pp. 279-294.

Attached Files
Name Description MIMEType Size Downloads
bullen-skinpedagogies-post-2011.pdf Author post print application/pdf 214.30KB 67

Title Skin pedagogies and abject bodies
Author(s) Kenway, Jane
Bullen, Elizabeth
Journal name Sport, education and society
Volume number 16
Issue number 3
Start page 279
End page 294
Total pages 16
Publisher Routledge
Place of publication Oxon, England
Publication date 2011-06
ISSN 1357-3322
Keyword(s) skin
pedagogy
beauty
abjection
transnationalism
Summary How does the beauty industry ‘narrate the skin’? What does it teach women from different cultural groups about the female body? How does skin function as a site where female subjection and abjection are produced and reproduced? In this paper we examine the skin industry pointing to its extreme commodification of the female body and to the inexcusable pressure this places on females of most age and cultural groups.We focus on two examples. Firstly, we show what the skin industry teaches girls and women about both their skin colour ‘problems’ and desirable practices of whitening and, secondarily, tanning. Secondly, we consider what the cosmetic surgery industry teaches us about female bodily ‘imperfections’ linked to certain ethnic and racial groups and the necessary ‘remedies’. Overall we show how the socio-cultural normalization of perfect skin is a product of a range of contemporary and enduring social and cultural forces overlain by complex pedagogies of power, expertise and affect.
Notes Reproduced with the kind permission of the copyright owner.
Language eng
Field of Research 130308 Gender, Sexuality and Education
Socio Economic Objective 950204 The Media
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2011, Taylor & Francis
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30036000

Connect to link resolver
 
Unless expressly stated otherwise, the copyright for items in DRO is owned by the author, with all rights reserved.

Every reasonable effort has been made to ensure that permission has been obtained for items included in DRO. If you believe that your rights have been infringed by this repository, please contact drosupport@deakin.edu.au.

Versions
Version Filter Type
Citation counts: TR Web of Science Citation Count  Cited 0 times in TR Web of Science
Google Scholar Search Google Scholar
Access Statistics: 115 Abstract Views, 73 File Downloads  -  Detailed Statistics
Created: Mon, 25 Jul 2011, 16:19:23 EST by Kylie Koulkoudinas

Every reasonable effort has been made to ensure that permission has been obtained for items included in DRO. If you believe that your rights have been infringed by this repository, please contact drosupport@deakin.edu.au.