"Faces inside and outside the clinic: a perspective on surface truth's (in)visible depths addresses the notion of 'truth' in what are considered to be 'right' and 'wrong' faces - in clinical diagnosis and cosmetic treatment procedures, and in specific sociocultural contexts outside the clinic. Drawing upon ... studies of surface topography, image editing, and diagnostic and surgical experience in the orofacial region, [the thesis discusses] the ways the human face - and often the individual herself or himself as a consequence - is physically defined, conceptually judged, numerically measured, and clinically analysed according to allegedly evidential and objective 'truths' which, on closer inspection, are found to be subjective and prescriptive." -- abstract.
Alternative TitleFaces inside and outside the clinic : a perspective on surface truth's invisible depths
Table of ContentsIntroduction -- ch. 1. Surfaces and depths 'in' and 'of' the face -- ch. 2. Re-visioning faces in time and space -- ch. 3. Technologies and techniques 'of' and 'for' the face -- ch. 4. The face of an-'other' as oneself -- Conclusion -- References.
NotesSubmitted in (partial) fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy, Macquarie University, Faculty of Arts, Department of Media, Music, Communication and Cultural Studies, 2012.
Bibliography: pages 181-210
Awarding InstitutionMacquarie University
Degree TypeThesis PhD
DegreePhD, Macquarie University, Faculty of Arts, Department of Media, Music, Communication and Cultural Studies
Department, Centre or SchoolDepartment of Media, Music, Communication and Cultural Studies
Year of Award2012
Principal SupervisorNikki Sullivan
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