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Dubious Equalities and Embodied Differences: Cultural Studies on Cosmetic Surgery - Explorations in Bioethics and the Medical Humanities (Hardback)
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Dubious Equalities and Embodied Differences: Cultural Studies on Cosmetic Surgery - Explorations in Bioethics and the Medical Humanities (Hardback)

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Hardback 176 Pages / Published: 11/02/2003
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Dubious Equalities and Embodied Differences 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 difference.

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780742514201
Number of pages: 176
Weight: 376 g
Dimensions: 233 x 157 x 20 mm


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An intelligent, complicated look at some of the questions surrounding cosmetic surgery. [Davis's] writing is elegant; she avoids jargon but uses precise terms from philosophy and medicine when necessary. All discussions of concepts and terminology unfamiliar to a general reader are accompanied by concise explanations. If all academicians could present their research so lucidly and persuasively, students the world over would rejoice, and non-academics might take more kindly to scholarly books. * The Women's Review Of Books *
The essays in this book are consistently stimulating, sometimes disturbing, and raise a whole range of theoretical, ethical, and political issues. Kathy Davis skilfully performs a 'feminist balancing act,' one which recognizes the numerous gendered and commercial pressures while constantly giving full recognition to the importance of human agency. -- David Morgan, emeritus professor, University of Manchester
In her insightful new exploration of the feminist and cultural implications of cosmetic surgery, Davis challenges the idea that bodily 'differences' are equally valued, and takes on the debate over the place of agency in surgical intervention to achieve desired appearances. Her critical eye greatly enriches feminist theories of the body. -- Judith Lorber, author of Paradoxes of Gender and Gender and the Social Construction of Illness
Davis has written a provocative book. * The Common Review *
Kathy Davis does it again! Another brilliant book on the problems, pitfalls, and advantages of cosmetic surgery. In a world so beset with famine, despair, genocide, and terror, more and more of us take refuge in that one thing we believe we can control-our bodies. Kathy Davis shows us that that desire is just as fraught as the rest of the world. -- Sander L. Gilman, University of Illinois-Chicago

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