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Dubious Equalities and Embodied Differences Cultural Studies on Cosmetic Surgery

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ISBN-10: 0742514218

ISBN-13: 9780742514218

Edition: 2003

Authors: Kathy Davis

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Kathy Davis explores cosmetic surgery as a cultural phenomenon of late modernity. She 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.
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Book details

List price: $28.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/11/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 176
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

Bryan S. Turner was Professor of Sociology at the University of Cambridge (1998�2005) and at the National University of Singapore (2005�09). He is currently the Alona Evans Distinguished Visiting Professor of Sociology at Wellesley College USA and the Director of the Centre for the Study of Contemporary Muslim Societies, University of Western Sydney, Australia. He has published The New Medical Sociology (W. W. Norton & Co, 2004) and The Body & Society (Sage, 2008).  Kathy Davis is a Senior Researcher at the Institute of History and Culture, Utrecht University. Previous publications include Negotiating at the Margins (Rutgers University Press, 1992), Embodied Practices: Feminist Perspectives on the Body (Sage, 1997), The Handbook of Gender and Women's Studies (Sage, 2006).Mary Evans is Professor of Women's Studies at Kent University. Recent publications include Love: An Unromantic Discussion (Polity,2002), Gender and Social Theory (Open University Press, 2003),  Killing Thinking : The Death of the Universities (Continuum, 2004), the Handbook of Gender and Women's Studies (Sage, 2006), and A Short History of Society (Open University Press, 2007).Victoria Pitts is Associate Professor of Sociology at Queens College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. Her publications include In the Flesh: the Cultural Politics of Body Modification (Palgrave, 2003) and Surgery Junkies: Wellness and Pathology in Cosmetic Culture (Rutgers University Press, 2007). She is also editor of The Cultural Encyclopedia of the Body (Greenwood Press, 2008) and co-editor of the journal Women's Studies Quarterly.Darin Weinberg is a Senior Lecturer in Sociology at Cambridge University.Soon-hee Whang  is Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology at the Institute of Social Science, Tsukuba University. She has published extensively in educational sociology, cultural sociology, and sports sociology in Korean, Japanese, and English. She is the author, in Japanese, of Japan's Elite High Schools (Sekai, 1998) and 'Sports Within Culture: The Paradox of Sport and Spectacle in Korean Sumo' in For Those Learning Sports Sociology , eds Inoue and Kameyama (Sekai, 1999).

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Cosmetic Surgery in a Different Voice
Lonely Heroes and Great White Gods
The Rhetoric of Cosmetic Surgery
Surgical Stories
Surgical Passing
"My Body Is My Art"
"A Dubious Equality"
Epilogue
References
Index
About the Author