Women, Doctors and Cosmetic Surgery

Negotiating the ‘Normal’ Body

  • Rhian Parker

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
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    Pages 103-133
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    Pages 168-208
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  6. Back Matter
    Pages 214-238

About this book


This book explores an innovative study of women who undergo cosmetic study and the doctors who carry it out. It situates cosmetic surgery as a personal choice made by women against the social and cultural reality of the way women's bodies are scrutinised in Western countries.


communication cosmetic surgery feminism surgery women

Authors and affiliations

  • Rhian Parker
    • 1
  1. 1.The Australian National UniversityAustralia

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