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Elizabeth Wissinger on the ‘Biopolitics of Beauty’

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What secrets does the model’s body hold? What might it tell us about our technology-intensive society? Elizabeth Wissinger’s [1] work explores the notion of “glamor labor,” and how the current state of productive and scientific technologies influence the bodily ideal. Having lived with a fashion photographer for several years as well as worked in the front lines herself, her work is an intimate and critical analysis of ways this industry influences us in more ways than we think.

Elizabeth Wissinger is an Associate Professor of Social Science at Borough of Manhattan Community College.