Women, Doctors and Cosmetic Surgery: Negotiating the 'Normal' Body by R. Parker

Women, Doctors and Cosmetic Surgery: Negotiating the 'Normal' Body

byR. Parker

Hardcover | March 10, 2010

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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 womens bodies are scrutinised in Western countries.

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RHIAN PARKER is Senior Lecturer at Monash University, Melbourne and Senior Research Fellow at the University of Canberra, Australia.
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Title:Women, Doctors and Cosmetic Surgery: Negotiating the 'Normal' BodyFormat:HardcoverDimensions:230 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.03 inPublished:March 10, 2010Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan UKLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0230574009

ISBN - 13:9780230574007

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Table of Contents


Introduction * Cosmetic Surgery and the 'Normalisation' of the Body: A Short History * The Female Body and Body Image: An Historical Perspective * Social and Feminist Theories and the Body
* The Cosmetic Surgery Business * Cosmetic Surgery: Patient and Doctor Motivations * Communication Between Doctors and Patients in the Cosmetic Surgery Setting * Understanding Risk in Cosmetic Surgery * Conclusion * References * Index