Cosmetic Surgery Narratives: A Cross-Cultural Analysis of Women's Accounts

Cosmetic Surgery Narratives: A Cross-Cultural Analysis of Women's Accounts

by Debra Gimlin

Hardcover(2012)

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Overview

This book examines British and American women's narratives of cosmetic surgery, exploring what those narratives say about the contemporary status of cosmetic surgery and 'local' ideas about its legitimate and illegitimate uses.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780230579385
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 10/23/2012
Edition description: 2012
Pages: 197
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 5.60(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

DEBRA GIMLIN is Senior Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Aberdeen, UK. She is the author of Body Work: Beauty and Self-Image in American Culture and co-editor (with David Inglis) of Globalization and Food.

Table of Contents

Introduction Cosmetic Surgery in Two Healthcare Contexts Accounts of Embodiment and their Cultural Repertoires Evaluating Cosmetic Surgery in Britain and the US The Symbolic Boundaries of Surgical 'Otherness' US Repertoires in a Changing Surgical Landscape Conclusions Bibliography Index

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