Deracializing Asian Australia? Cosmetic surgery and the question of race in Australian television

@article{ElfvingHwang2016DeracializingAA,
  title={Deracializing Asian Australia? Cosmetic surgery and the question of race in Australian television},
  author={J. Elfving-Hwang and Jane C. Park},
  journal={Continuum},
  year={2016},
  volume={30},
  pages={397 - 407}
}
Abstract This paper examines the ways in which the discourse of ‘deracialization’ is consistently used in Australian media to posit the surgically modified Asian–Australian body as a site of national concern and anxiety. Through close readings of two major Australian factual television programmes on the topic of race and cosmetic surgery, we show how this discourse is deployed to uphold a form of somatic multiculturalism that continues to centre whiteness as the norm. It does so by failing to… Expand

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