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.
|Publisher:||Palgrave Macmillan UK|
|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