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Saving Face: Redeeming a Universal Face

Heather Laine Talley

in Saving Face: Disfigurement and the Politics of Appearance

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814784105
eISBN:
9781479840052
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814784105.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This chapter explores the activities of the international charitable organization Operation Smile, which conducts medical missions to impoverished countries. In these countries the organization ... More


Global Rights and the Sanctity of Life

Pavlos Eleftheriadis

in The Globalization of Health Care: Legal and Ethical Issues

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199917907
eISBN:
9780199332878
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199917907.003.0023
Subject:
Law, Medical Law

This chapter argues that it is a mistake to view the international right to health as reflecting a single moral principle, and instead argues that it is better understood as encompassing at least two ... More


Saving Face: Disfigurement and the Politics of Appearance

Heather Laine Talley

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814784105
eISBN:
9781479840052
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814784105.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

The face is a core feature of our physical identity. Our face is how others identify us and how we think of our “self.” Yet, human faces are also essential mechanisms for communication and as a means ... More


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