Wellness and Pathology in Cosmetic CultureeBook - 2007
Despite the increasing prevalence of cosmetic surgery, there are still those who identify individuals who opt for bodily modifications as dupes of beauty culture, as being in conflict with feminist ideals, or as having some form of psychological weakness. In this ground-breaking book, Victoria Pitts-Taylor examines why we consider some cosmetic surgeries to be acceptable or even beneficial and others to be unacceptable and possibly harmful. Drawing on years of research, in-depth interviews with surgeons and psychiatrists, analysis of newspaper articles, legal documents, and television shows, a.
Publisher: New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, ©2007.
Characteristics: data file 1 online resource (xi, 203 pages)