Women, Doctors and Cosmetic Surgery

Negotiating the ‘Normal’ Body

  • Rhian Parker

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
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  3. Rhian Parker
    Pages 103-133
  4. Rhian Parker
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  5. Rhian Parker
    Pages 209-213
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 214-238

About this book

Introduction

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 women's bodies are scrutinised in Western countries.

Keywords

communication cosmetic surgery feminism surgery women

Authors and affiliations

  • Rhian Parker
    • 1
  1. 1.The Australian National UniversityAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1057/9780230246645
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2009
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Social Sciences Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-36505-0
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-24664-5
  • About this book