Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Flesh Wounds: The Culture of Cosmetic Surgery” as Want to Read:
Flesh Wounds: The Culture of Cosmetic Surgery
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Flesh Wounds: The Culture of Cosmetic Surgery

3.69  ·  Rating Details ·  26 Ratings  ·  2 Reviews
When did cosmetic surgery become a common practice, the stuff of everyday conversation? In a work that combines a provocative ethnography of plastic surgery and a penetrating analysis of beauty and feminism, Virginia L. Blum searches out the social conditions and imperatives that have made ours a culture of cosmetic surgery. From diverse viewpoints, ranging from cosmetic ...more
Paperback, 366 pages
Published April 4th 2005 by University of California Press (first published September 10th 2003)
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Flesh Wounds, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Flesh Wounds

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-56)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
Deodand
Aug 23, 2012 Deodand rated it liked it
Shelves: non-fiction, usa
I picked this up because I find the subject very interesting. This book was a bit more academic than I was expecting it to be. The author spreads a pretty wide net and heads into the realms of psychology and philosophy.
Shanna
My advisor wrote this.
I had forgotten that I had read this until I was reading the latest issue of Allure at my parents' house and a letter to the editor recommended it.
Hillary Westover
Hillary Westover rated it really liked it
Jan 21, 2015
Rowena C
Rowena C rated it really liked it
Jun 25, 2010
Karen Sadler
Karen Sadler rated it really liked it
Jan 08, 2016
Todd Hendricks
Todd Hendricks rated it it was amazing
Jun 25, 2015
Di Li
Di Li rated it it was amazing
Oct 14, 2014
Qatratun
Qatratun rated it did not like it
Nov 23, 2015
Sean
Sean rated it it was amazing
Apr 15, 2016
Steph
Steph rated it it was ok
Jul 31, 2009
Brycie Jones
Brycie Jones rated it it was ok
Jan 27, 2013
M
M rated it liked it
Oct 01, 2016
Anthony
Anthony rated it really liked it
Nov 18, 2009
Oriana
Oriana rated it really liked it
Aug 12, 2014
Eppu B.
Eppu B. rated it it was amazing
Apr 19, 2016
Katie Davis
Katie Davis rated it really liked it
Jun 21, 2012
Swan
Swan rated it really liked it
Aug 23, 2015
Heather
Heather rated it really liked it
Mar 05, 2008
Keriann
Keriann rated it really liked it
Feb 25, 2008
Brent
Brent rated it liked it
Apr 17, 2009
Michaela
Michaela rated it really liked it
Jun 08, 2012
Lisa
Lisa rated it really liked it
Feb 20, 2008
Rachel
Rachel rated it really liked it
Sep 10, 2014
ariella
ariella rated it really liked it
Mar 07, 2007
Shannon Cavers
Shannon Cavers rated it liked it
Jan 20, 2015
Elizabeth
Elizabeth rated it liked it
Jul 23, 2011
Emily
Emily marked it as to-read
Sep 05, 2007
kahlil
kahlil marked it as to-read
Nov 03, 2008
Shannon
Shannon marked it as to-read
Dec 02, 2008
Laura
Laura marked it as to-read
Apr 23, 2009
Josey
Josey marked it as to-read
Jul 26, 2009
Josey
Josey added it
Sep 05, 2009
Sophie
Sophie marked it as to-read
Nov 02, 2009
Dollface
Dollface is currently reading it
Dec 14, 2009
Z00b
Z00b is currently reading it
Jan 04, 2010
Holly
Holly marked it as to-read
Jun 17, 2011
Nathan
Nathan marked it as to-read
Jun 17, 2011
Geoffrey Waring
Geoffrey Waring marked it as to-read
Jul 17, 2011
Geoffrey Waring
Geoffrey Waring marked it as to-read
Sep 07, 2011
Autumn
Autumn marked it as to-read
Jan 15, 2012
Kelli
Kelli marked it as to-read
Jan 30, 2012
Hope
Hope marked it as to-read
Apr 22, 2012
Megan
Megan marked it as to-read
Jul 19, 2012
Chad Hall
Chad Hall marked it as to-read
Aug 27, 2012
Jennifer
Jennifer marked it as to-read
Aug 27, 2012
David
David added it
Dec 19, 2012
Stephanie McGarrah
Stephanie McGarrah marked it as to-read
Jan 24, 2016
Melina
Melina marked it as to-read
Mar 11, 2013
Avery
Avery marked it as to-read
Jun 01, 2013
Andi
Andi marked it as to-read
Jun 27, 2013
Sarah
Sarah added it
Aug 10, 2013
Laurel
Laurel marked it as to-read
Feb 17, 2014
Noonlit
Noonlit marked it as to-read
Jun 06, 2014
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »

Share This Book