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Women, doctors and cosmetic surgery : negotiating the 'normal' body

Author: Rhian Parker
Publisher: Basingstoke [England] ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This title describes the cosmetic surgery experiences of women and doctors. It critiques past theorising in this area and attempts to move the debate beyond the duality of women as victims and women as agents towards a clearer understanding of the complex interactions that occur within cosmetic surgery.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rhian Parker
ISBN: 9780230574007 0230574009
OCLC Number: 308174821
Description: viii, 238 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction Cosmetic Surgery and the 'Normalisation' of the Body: A Short History The Female Body and Body Image: An Historical Perspective Social and Feminist Theories and the Body Into Battle for the Cosmetic Surgery Market The 'Why' of Cosmetic Surgery: Patient and Doctor Motivations Communication Between Doctors and Patients in the Cosmetic Surgery Setting A Risky Business? Understanding Risk in Cosmetic Surgery Overview Conclusion: Looking Forward...Looking Back References Index
Responsibility: Rhian Parker.

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This book explores an innovative study of women who undergo cosmetic study and the doctors who carry it out. It situates cosmetic surgery as a personal choice made by women against the social and  Read more...

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