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Beautyscapes : mapping cosmetic surgery tourism

Author: Ruth Holliday; Meredith Jones; David Bell
Publisher: Manchester : Manchester University press, 2019.
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Beautyscapes is the first book to focus specifically on cosmetic surgery tourism. It draws on key themes of interest to students and researchers interested in globalisation and mobility, such as  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ruth Holliday; Meredith Jones; David Bell
ISBN: 9781526134257 152613425X
OCLC Number: 1144247624
Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 194-210) and index.
Awards: Winner of 2020 Foundation for the Sociology of Health and Illness Book Prize.
Description: xii, 217 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (colour) ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1 Clinical trails: researching cosmetic surgery tourism2 Cosmetic investments3 Locating cosmetic surgery tourism4 The work of cosmetic surgery tourism I: care-giving companions and medical travel facilitators5 The work of cosmetic surgery tourism II: health workers and patients6 Community and little narratives7 Decentring and disorienting cosmetic surgery tourism8 Cosmetic convivialities and cosmopolitan beginnings9 ConclusionsIndex -- .
Other Titles: Beauty scapes
Responsibility: Ruth Holliday, Meredith Jones, David Bell.
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