The Entrepreneurial Practices of Becoming a Doll

Adrienne Evans, S. Riley

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    ‘Living dolls’ is a term that emerged online during 2010 to describe a group of women who participate in the practice of appearing ‘doll-like’. Living dolls take part in a number of beauty techniques in order to achieve a doll appearance through, for example, using wide-rimmed contact lenses, hair extensions and corsetry. An online community also holds that the living dolls achieve their appearance through the use of photo-editing technologies (e.g. Photoshop) and/or surgery—including rib removal, eye widening, breast implants and liposuction.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationAesthetic Labour: Rethinking Beauty Politics in Neoliberalism
    EditorsAna Sofia Elias, Rosalind Gill, Christina Scharff
    Place of PublicationUK
    PublisherPalgrave Macmillan UK
    Number of pages16
    ISBN (Electronic)978-1-137-47765-1
    ISBN (Print)978-1-137-47764-4
    Publication statusPublished - 22 Jan 2017

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    • Transnational postfeminism
    • Living dolls
    • Kawaii
    • Make-up tutorial


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