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Flesh Wounds: The Culture of Cosmetic Surgery

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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 s ...more
Paperback, 366 pages
Published April 4th 2005 by University of California Press (first published September 10th 2003)
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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.
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