Surgery Junkies: Wellness and Pathology in Cosmetic Culture|
by Victoria Pitts-Taylor (Author)
Arthur W. Frank, author of The Wounded Storyteller: Body, Illness, and Ethics
and The Renewal of Generosity: Illness, Medicine, and How to Live
"Surgery Junkies is an innovative, fast-paced mix of theory and empirical
research that advances our understanding of contemporary bodies, lifestyle
medicine, and the making of the embodied, self-fashioned self. Scholars and
teachers of cultural and media studies, sociology of the body, and health and
society will value its contributions to both their research and their teaching."
Susan Bordo, author of Unbearable Weight: Feminism, Western Culture, and the
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"Surgery Junkies offers a fresh, poststructuralist perspective on cosmetic
surgery as a vivid example of the way doctors, popular culture, feminist theory,
and the law sort out the `healthy' from the `pathological' in this culture.
Whether analyzing Extreme Makeover, `Body Dismorphic Disorder,' or her own
rhinoplasty, Pitts-Taylor makes difficult theoretical concepts clear--and
clearly relevant to our lives."
Paperback: 203 pages
Publisher: Rutgers; 1 edition (May 15, 2007)