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Venus Envy - 97 edition

Venus Envy (ISBN10: 080186254X; ISBN13: 9780801862540)
ISBN13: 978-0801862540
ISBN10: 080186254X

This edition has also been released as:
ISBN13: 978-0801857638
ISBN10: 0801857635

Summary: Face lifts, nose jobs, breast implants, liposuction, collagen injections -- the body at the end of the twentieth century has become endlessly mutable, and surgical alteration has become an accepted part of American culture. In Venus Envy, Elizabeth Haiken traces the quest for physical perfection through surgery from the turn of the century to the present. Drawing on a wide array of sources -- personal accounts, medical records, popular magazines, medical journals, an
d beauty guides -- Haiken reveals how our culture came to see cosmetic surgery as a panacea for both individual and social problems
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Summary: Face lifts, nose jobs, breast implants, liposuction, collagen injections -- the body at the end of the twentieth century has become endlessly mutable, and surgical alteration has become an accepted part of American culture. In Venus Envy, Elizabeth Haiken traces the quest for physical perfection through surgery from the turn of the century to the present. Drawing on a wide array of sources -- personal accounts, medical records, popular magazines, medical journals, and beauty guides -- Haiken reveals how our culture came to see cosmetic surgery as a panacea for both individual and social problems ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 97
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Year Published: 1997
International: No

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