Friday, January 05, 2007

Photoshopped Ethnic American Mannequins at the Dentist

My twin intellectual fetishes this Spring 2007 semester (1. The Obscene Machine: looking at literature and film as prosthetic proxies for the human; and, 2. The Ethnic Mannequin: probing the proliferation of bizarre fictional automatons masquerading as ethnic subjectivities in American mass culture) come together in this published research essay. In an unlikely marriage that fuses the somatic predilections of Josesph Mengele with Laurence Olivier (as Dr. Christian Szell, in Marathon Man), we find dental researchers polling the opposing interests of Mexican-Americans and Caucasions when it comes to photoshopped representations human profiles. Go here, to my Tex[t]-Mex: Galleryblog, for the details.

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