Venus Envy A History of Cosmetic Surgery

ISBN-10: 080186254X
ISBN-13: 9780801862540
Edition: 1999
Authors: Elizabeth Haiken
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Description: Elizabeth Haiken examines the modern phenomenon of commodification of the human body and the collusion of the medical profession as people desperately strive to achieve an eluctable beauty to rival that of Venus.

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Book details

List price: $23.95
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date: 9/3/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

Elizabeth Haiken examines the modern phenomenon of commodification of the human body and the collusion of the medical profession as people desperately strive to achieve an eluctable beauty to rival that of Venus.

Acknowledgments
Introduction: Present at the Re-Creation
Plastic Surgery Before and After
The Specialty Takes Shape
Consumer Culture and the Inferiority Complex
The Lifting of the Middle Class: Aging in Post--World War II America
The Michael Jackson Factor: Race, Ethnicity, and Cosmetic Surgery
Beauty and the Breast
Epilogue: The Eye of the Beholder
Notes
Illustration Credits
Index

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