Dubious Equalities and Embodied Differences: Cultural Studies on Cosmetic Surgery (Explorations in Bioethics and the Medical Humanities)

Dubious Equalities and Embodied Differences: Cultural Studies on Cosmetic Surgery (Explorations in Bioethics and the Medical Humanities)

By: Kathy Davis (author)Hardback

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Dubious Equalities and Embodied Differences considers how cosmetic surgery is taken up in representations of cosmetic surgery in medical discourse and in popular culture, drawing on a wide range of cultural manifestations including televised 'infotainment,' popular music, performance art, surgeon biographies, stories of patients, public debates, and medical texts. Davis critically engages with the notion of cosmetic surgery as a neutral technology and shows how it is implicated in the surgical erasure of embodied difference.

About Author

Kathy Davis is associate professor of women's studies and humanities at Utrecht University in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 Cosmetic Surgery in a Different Voice Chapter 3 Lonely Heroes and Great White Gods Chapter 4 The Rhetoric of Cosmetic Surgery Chapter 5 Surgical Stories Chapter 6 Surgical Passing Chapter 7 "My Body is My Art" Chapter 8 "A Dubious Equality"

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780742514201
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 176
  • ID: 9780742514201
  • weight: 376
  • ISBN10: 074251420X

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