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Reshaping the Female Body : The Dilemma of Cosmetic Surgery

By: Davis, Kathy.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2013Description: 1 online resource (350 p.).ISBN: 9781135207014.Subject(s): Feminist theory | Self-perception in women | Surgery, Plastic -- Psychological aspects | Women -- Health and hygiene -- Sociological aspectsGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Reshaping the Female Body : The Dilemma of Cosmetic SurgeryDDC classification: 617.9/5/0082 | 617.950082 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover; Title; Copyright; CONTENTS; Dedication; ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS; INTRODUCTION COSMETIC SURGERY AS FEMINIST DILEMMA; ONE THE RISE OF THE SURGICAL FIX; TWO BEAUTY AND THE FEMALE BODY; THREE PUBLIC FACE/PRIVATE SUFFERING; FOUR FROM OBJECTIFIED BODY TO EMBODIED SUBJECT; FIVE DECISIONS AND DELIBERATIONS; SIX CHOICE AND INFORMED CONSENT REVISITED; SEVEN FACING THE DILEMMA; NOTES; BIBLIOGRAPHY; INDEX
Summary: First published in 1995
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Cover; Title; Copyright; CONTENTS; Dedication; ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS; INTRODUCTION COSMETIC SURGERY AS FEMINIST DILEMMA; ONE THE RISE OF THE SURGICAL FIX; TWO BEAUTY AND THE FEMALE BODY; THREE PUBLIC FACE/PRIVATE SUFFERING; FOUR FROM OBJECTIFIED BODY TO EMBODIED SUBJECT; FIVE DECISIONS AND DELIBERATIONS; SIX CHOICE AND INFORMED CONSENT REVISITED; SEVEN FACING THE DILEMMA; NOTES; BIBLIOGRAPHY; INDEX

First published in 1995

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Cosmetic surgery is a growth industry. Despite the expense and the risks of infection and unsatisfactory outcome, many women still choose to have their bodies altered. Davis, a professor of women's studies in the Netherlands, interviewed physicians, surgeons, and women before and after their operations to learn about their involvement in cosmetic surgery. She discovered that most of the women wanted to correct perceived defects so that they would appear ordinary and that they did this to please themselves, not men. Although she is a feminist, Davis argues against the traditional, politically correct stance that cosmetic surgery is oppression (found in works like Naomi Wolf's The Beauty Myth, LJ 4/1/91) and states that deciding to undergo a procedure is in fact an act of empowerment that improves the lives of these women. She considers cosmetic surgery a complex dilemma rather than an absolute evil. Not an essential purchase, but women's studies collections will want to add it for balance.-Barbara M. Bibel, Oakland P.L., Cal. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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