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Biopolitics of Beauty: Cosmetic Citizenship and Affective Capital in Brazil

Alvaro Jarrín

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780520293878
eISBN:
9780520967212
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520293878.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

Using ethnographic fieldwork carried out in Brazilian hospitals, this book shows how plastic surgeons and patients navigate the public health system to transform beauty into a basic health right. The ... More


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