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Nose Aesthetics

Rhinoplasty and Identity in Tehran

Sara Lenehan

Tehran currently hosts one of the largest rhinoplasty markets in the world, and rhinoplasty is the most sought after cosmetic surgery in the country. This article examines whether the rhinoplasty trend reflects a shift in Iranians' attitudes towards their ethnic and cultural identity. It is argued that fashion and beauty norms in Tehran are certainly informed by globalised images, but these are mediated by Iranian moralities of prestige, image consciousness and class awareness. Thus, while many of the persons interviewed described 'Iranian noses' as aesthetically inferior to 'European noses', their statements were not necessarily coupled with a desire to negate Iranian identity.

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Martin Cooper

The study of mobility in Brazil remains a diverse field of inquiry, with (as yet) no unified research agenda. This article reviews recent scholarship, principally by Portuguese-speaking Brazilian academics, between 2010 and 2013. A broad range of topics exists, from urban planning, infrastructure, bicycling, walking, migration, and tourism (including for sex, for cosmetic surgery, and for slum visits). The article suggests that the range and work of current academics publishing in English-language journals is encouraging; however, steps still need to be taken to break down remaining language barriers between Portuguese and English scholarship.

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“There’s nothing makeup cannot do”

Women Beauty Vloggers’ Self-Representations, Transformations, and #thepowerofmakeup

Michele White

(1997) , Rachel Gear (2001) , and Michelle Meagher (2003) , are more sympathetic to cosmetic practices and consider how women artists challenge cultural conceptions of beauty. For instance, Orlan orchestrates cosmetic surgeries to make herself into a

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Veronika Novoselova

embodiment mediated by various beauty practices including dieting, cosmetic surgery, skin lightening, and hair care. What is interesting here is how Rice uncovers the ambivalence of some participants towards the body-acceptance rhetoric of second wave

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What Am I StIll Doing Here?

Travel, Travel Writing, and Old Age

Robin Jarvis

the kind practiced by travel writers is an age-resisting strategy on a par with lifestyle choices related to clothing, diet, recreation, personal fitness regimes, and cosmetic surgery. Mentalities Moving from motives to mentalities, my reading of these

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Steen Ledet Christiansen

through the cosmetic surgery of cinema’s special effects but rather the opposite. Nina becomes a terrifying non-woman, or in some way a superwoman, who rejects the pain of gendered violence for a kind of ecstasy of transformative pain. The pain of her self

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Manijeh Nasrabadi, Maryam Aras, Alexander Djumaev, Sina Zekavat, Mary Elaine Hegland, Rosa Holman and Amina Tawasil

medicalisation of beauty in Tehran by looking at the process of normalising cosmetic surgery as a requisite for achieving happiness. And Sara Lenehan explored the utility of fake luxury fashion brands among Tehrani families of varying socioeconomic backgrounds