This book explores an innovative study of women who undergo cosmetic study and the doctors who carry it out. It situates cosmetic surgery as a personal choice made by women against the social and cultural reality of the way womens bodies are scrutinised in Western countries.
|Publisher:||Palgrave Macmillan UK|
|Edition description:||1st ed. 2010|
|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 ContentsIntroduction 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