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Flesh wounds : the culture of cosmetic surgery

Author: Virginia L Blum
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Virginia L Blum
ISBN: 0520217233 9780520217232 0520244737 9780520244733
OCLC Number: 51163880
Description: x, 356 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The patient's body --
Untouchable bodies --
The plastic surgeon and the patient: a slow dance --
Frankenstein gets a facelift --
As if beauty --
The monster and the movie star --
Being and having: celebrity culture and the wages of love --
Addicted to surgery.
Responsibility: Virginia L. Blum.
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In a work that combines an ethnography of plastic surgery and a penetrating analysis of beauty and feminism, Virginia L. Blum searches out the social conditions and imperatives that have made ours a  Read more...

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"As face lifts and tummy tucks become increasingly affordable to middle-class Americans, Blum argues, even those who have never considered the knife cannot escape cosmetic surgery's implications and Read more...

 
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