Deracialisation or Body Fashion? Cosmetic Surgery and Body Modification in Japan

@article{Miller2020DeracialisationOB,
  title={Deracialisation or Body Fashion? Cosmetic Surgery and Body Modification in Japan},
  author={Laura J. Miller},
  journal={Asian Studies Review},
  year={2020},
  volume={45},
  pages={217 - 237}
}
  • L. Miller
  • Published 25 May 2020
  • Art
  • Asian Studies Review
ABSTRACT Although all forms of body fashion, from ancient to modern, entail a degree of manipulation, the styles found among Japanese youth are often construed by older Japanese and outside critics as nothing more than contamination from Euro–American beauty ideology. Yet we are missing something if the only interpretation we imagine is failed imitation of foreign bodies. Japan’s own thriving media and popular culture industries are potent sources for youth body styles and fashions. This… 

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