Dubious Equalities and Embodied Differences: Cultural Studies on Cosmetic Surgery Kathy Davis

ISBN: 9780742514201

Published: February 11th 2003

Hardcover

176 pages


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Dubious Equalities and Embodied Differences: Cultural Studies on Cosmetic Surgery  by  Kathy Davis

Dubious Equalities and Embodied Differences: Cultural Studies on Cosmetic Surgery by Kathy Davis
February 11th 2003 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, ZIP | 176 pages | ISBN: 9780742514201 | 4.29 Mb

Dubious Equalities and Embodied Differences explores cosmetic surgery as a cultural phenomenon of late modernity. From its onset as a medical specialty at the end of the nineteenth century, cosmetic surgery has been intimately liked to discourses ofMoreDubious Equalities and Embodied Differences explores cosmetic surgery as a cultural phenomenon of late modernity. From its onset as a medical specialty at the end of the nineteenth century, cosmetic surgery has been intimately liked to discourses of normalcy, as well as to gender, race, and other categories of difference that have shaped its technologies and techniques, its professional ideologies, and the objects of its interventions.

Davis 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 differenc



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