Cosmetic Surgery, Gender and Culture

  • Suzanne Fraser

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Introduction

    1. Suzanne Fraser
      Pages 1-19
  3. Tools

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 21-21
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      Pages 23-40
  4. Discourses

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 59-59
    2. Suzanne Fraser
      Pages 61-96
    3. Suzanne Fraser
      Pages 97-121
    4. Suzanne Fraser
      Pages 185-194
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 195-243

About this book


Women's magazines teem with its promises and horror stories; feminists ardently debate its status as harmful or heroic; surgeons and regulators compete to define which procedures can be offered and how. Through its representation, cosmetic surgery impacts on us all, not just those who go 'under the knife'. This book investigates the ways in which cosmetic surgery is shaping gender, and in the process, it questions contemporary cultural studies assumptions about how we read the media.


cosmetic surgery Cultural Studies feminism gender surgery women

Authors and affiliations

  • Suzanne Fraser
    • 1
  1. 1.National Centre in HIV Social ResearchUniversity of New South WalesAustralia

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