Making the Body Beautiful A Cultural History of Aesthetic Surgery

ISBN-10: 0691070539
ISBN-13: 9780691070537
Edition: 2001
Authors: Sander L. Gilman
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Description: Around the globe, aesthetic surgery has become a cultural and medical fixture. This text seeks to explain why by presenting a systematic world history and cultural theory of aesthetic surgery.

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Book details

List price: $47.95
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 11/12/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 424
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

Around the globe, aesthetic surgery has become a cultural and medical fixture. This text seeks to explain why by presenting a systematic world history and cultural theory of aesthetic surgery.

List of Illustrations
Preface
Judging by Appearances
What Is Aesthetic Surgery?
Why Is It Aesthetic Surgery?
Remaking the Self
"Passing"
Criminal Bodies
Gender Questions
"Before and After"
Victory over Disease
Amy and the Princess
The Syphilitic Nose
The Strange Case of Tristram Shandy
Renaissance Noses
A Cure from the Colonies
The Racial Nose
Enlightenment Noses
The Jewish Nose
Irish Noses
"Oriental" Noses-and Eyes
Black into White ill
Marks of Honor and Dishonor
Character Inscribed on the Face
Too-Jewish Ears and Noses
The Telltale Foreskin
Greek Ideals
Noses at War
Fixing Shattered Faces
Patriotic Noses and Weimar Surgery
Nazi Noses
Assimilation in the Promised Lands
Helping Jews Become Americans
The Israeli Experience
The Importance of Being Barbra
After the Nose
Erotic Bodies
Buttocks Have Meaning
Big Breasts and Bellies
Small Breasts--No Breasts?
The Wrong Body
Men with Breasts
Transsexual Surgery
The First Cut Is the Deepest
Dreams of Youth and Beauty
Beauty and Age
Post-Aesthetic Bodies
Conclusion: "Passing" as Human
Notes
Index

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