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dc.contributor.authorPeacock, Rose*
dc.contributor.authorSargeant, Anita R.*
dc.contributor.authorSmall, Neil A.*
dc.date.accessioned2016-10-19T09:41:02Z
dc.date.available2016-10-19T09:41:02Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.citationPeacock R, Sargeant A and Small N (2016) Facial Difference, Consumer Culture and Being “Normal”. In: Vieten U M and Valentine G (Eds) Cartographies of Difference. Bern: Peter Lang Publishers. pp 61-82.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10454/9981
dc.descriptionyesen_US
dc.description.abstractThe face is not the property of an individual; it is a key part of our communicating body. It is performed, in social interaction (Goffman, 1982) and seen and responded to within historicised and gendered ideals of the normal and of beauty. The normal and the beautiful have a particular resonance in a visually mediated consumer society, “looks matter”. But more than half-a million people in the UK have a significant disfigurement to their face (Changing Faces, 2007). This chapter explores the way facial difference illuminates debates on bodily representation. It explores how people living with visible facial difference invoke discursive formations of disfigurement (Garland-Thomson, 2009). It asks how we encounter and respond to facial difference and examines how close personal relationships can offer a source of support. The chapter contextualises the relevance of the face for communication and then examines implications for social selves in personal communities. Seventeen people living with visible facial difference were interviewed as part of a PhD study and interview extracts illuminate different aspects of the aesthetics of inclusion.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.relation.isreferencedbyhttp://dx.doi.org/10.3726/978-3-0353-0804-4en_US
dc.rights© 2017 Peter Lang International Academic Publishers. The Author’s Accepted Manuscript is reproduced with permission from the publisher.en
dc.subjectFacial difference; Human face; Consumer culture; Normal; Looks; Disfigurement; Inclusionen_US
dc.titleFacial Difference, Consumer Culture and Being “Normal”en_US
dc.status.refereedn/aen_US
dc.typeBook chapteren_US
dc.type.versionAccepted manuscript versionen_US


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