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Published: 19 March 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478013136-006
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1313-6
...5WEAK SKIN, STRONG SKIN: THE WORK OF MAKING LIVABLE Nga drove me to Calyx for the first time on the back of her moped. Before heading off, we stopped at a nearby shop to purchase a helmet for me. I had always ridden without one in Vietnam, as had most everyone in the country. But in response...
Published: 19 March 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478013136-002
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1313-6
...1SKIN STORIES: MAKING BEAUTY IN THE CULTURE OF RENOVATION It was, as usual, a hot day when I arrived at Calyx Spa in Ho Chi Minh City (hcmc), Vietnam, for the first time.1 A young woman looked up from the schedule book to greet me. Seated next to her at the reception desk was Hoa, who I would later...
Published: 19 March 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478013136-001
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1313-6
.... If the evidence of such inheritances was recorded on the scarred backs of the returning soldier, it has also been chronicled on Viet- namese skin. For many women, these marks were seen not just as not beau- tiful but as potential signs of illness and reproductive failure. This I learned from my work at Calyx...
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By Thuy Linh Nguyen Tu
Published: 19 March 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478013136-010
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1313-6
...INDEX Page numbers followed by f indicate figures and tables. Account of the Health Aspects of the French Campaign in Indo- China (French publica- tion), 90, 118 Akers, William, 99 acne, 48; Calyx spa treatment of, 32 35, 198 99n32; chloracne, 11, 35, 62, 71 73, 89; cystic, 35, 62, 88 89...
Published: 19 March 2021
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1313-6
..., and thus ours. This book was difficult to write, and many people had to drag me to the fin- ish line. I owe so much to Nga, who led me to Calyx, and to all the women I met there, who forced me to see (and sense) differently. This book begins and ends with them. Toral Gajarawala, Krishnendu Ray, Maggie Gray...
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By Thuy Linh Nguyen Tu
Published: 19 March 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478013136-007
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1313-6
... landscapes, like the women I met at Calyx, who bear the dispropor- tionate effects of their risks and burdens, however, tend not find them so pre- cious. They strive to live with and through the dissolution. Understanding that struggle might not undo the violence of the past, but it might offer us lessons...
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By Lisa Lowe
Published: 01 January 1996
DOI: 10.1215/9780822379010-010
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7901-0
....: Calyx, 1989. Chang, Jeff. "Race, Class, Conflict, and Empowerment: On Ice Cube's 'Black Korea Amerasia Journal 19, no. 2 (1993): 87-1°7. Cheng, Lucie, and Edna Bonacich, eds. Labor Immigration under Capitalism: Asian 226 Bibliography Workers in the United States before World War II. Berkeley: University...
Published: 19 March 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478013136-003
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1313-6
... the emergence of new chemical regimes, which not only reappear in a place like Calyx, but have changed our very biological basis. What follows is thus a skin story, ghost story, and war story, one that seeks to offer an account of some of the histories that might have come to rest in the bodies...
Book Chapter

By Lisa Lowe
Published: 01 January 1996
DOI: 10.1215/9780822379010-009
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7901-0
Published: 19 March 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478013136-005
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1313-6
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By Kevin Fellezs
Published: 06 December 2019
DOI: 10.1215/9781478007418-009
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0741-8
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By Thuy Linh Nguyen Tu
Published: 19 March 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478013136-008
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1313-6
... attributed to Calyx s owners, workers, and clients are based on interviews or observations conducted during 2012. 2 Daniele Belanger, Lisa B. Welch Drummond, and Van Nguyen- Marshall, eds., The Reinvention of Distinction (New York: Springer, 2012); Lisa Drummond and Helle Rydstrom, eds., Gender Practices...