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Making the cut : how cosmetic surgery is transforming our lives

Author: Anthony Elliott
Publisher: London : Reaktion Books, 2008.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Making the Cut paints a disturbing social portrait of a global culture held in thrall to immediacy, where cosmetic surgical enhancements of the body are fundamental to new forms of self-design and self-improvement.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Elliott, Anthony.
Making the cut.
London : Reaktion Books, 2008
(OCoLC)187294604
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Anthony Elliott
ISBN: 9781861895653 1861895658
OCLC Number: 438712003
Description: 1 online resource (155 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Introduction --
Drastic plastic: the rise of cosmetic surgical culture --
Celebrity obsession: fame, fortune and faking it --
Want-now consumerism: immediate transformation, instant obsolescence --
Making the cut: cosmetic surgical culture in the global electronic economy.
Responsibility: Anthony Elliott.

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Drawing upon research conducted in Europe, America and Australasia, this title investigates the rise and rise of cosmetic surgery, reviewing the various developments in celebrity culture and the  Read more...

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