Major - Makeover Culture

GEND 2026  Makeover Culture


Any 18 credits completed.


GEND 3055 if taken in 2010-11


Three hours of lecture per week for one term.




Whether we choose to undergo elective cosmetic surgery, revamp our houses or transform ourselves with diet and exercise, we are all a part of a makeover culture. From a variety of theoretical perspectives, students will study film, print, and online texts to analyze the ways that gender, race, class, sexuality, ability, agency, and authenticity are figured in makeover culture. Themes of transformation, good citizenship, self-discipline, beauty, freakishness and consumerism will be explored.

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