Women, Doctors and Cosmetic Surgery: Negotiating the 'Normal' Body

Women, Doctors and Cosmetic Surgery: Negotiating the 'Normal' Body

by R. Parker

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781349365050
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 03/10/2010
Edition description: 1st ed. 2010
Pages: 238
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.02(d)

About the Author

RHIAN PARKER isan Associate Professor at the Australian National University. She is a health sociologist with diverse research interests that include women's health, body image and the delivery of primary care. She has previously worked at the University of Queensland, University of Melbourne, Monash University the University of Canberra, Australia.

Table of 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

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