Making the Cut: How Cosmetic Surgery is Transforming Our Lives

Making the Cut: How Cosmetic Surgery is Transforming Our Lives

by Anthony Elliott

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781861893710
Publisher: Reaktion Books, Limited
Publication date: 04/28/2007
Pages: 196
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Anthony Elliott is Chair of Sociology in the Department of Sociology at Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia, and Visiting Research Professor in the Department of Sociology at the Open University. He is the co-author with Charles Lemert of The New Individualism, and he has written for the Irish Times, Daily Telegraph, and Sydney Morning Herald.
 

Table of Contents


Introduction
 
1   Drastic Plastic: The Rise of Cosmetic Surgical Culture
 
2   Celebrity Obsession: Fame, Fortune and Faking It
 
3   Want-Now Consumerism: Immediate Transformation, Instant Obsolescence
 
4   Making the Cut: Cosmetic Surgical Culture in the Global Electronic Economy
 
References
Acknowledgements
Photo Acknowledgements

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