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Aesthetic Surgery, Aesthetic Ethics

Cressida J. Heyes

in Self-Transformations: Foucault, Ethics, and Normalized Bodies

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195310535
eISBN:
9780199871445
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195310535.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

This chapter shows how cosmetic surgery has evolved to becoming regarded as part of the “normal” process in the quest for identity transformation, arguing that an inner self is externalized so that ... More


Self-Transformations: Foucault, Ethics, and Normalized Bodies

Cressida J. Heyes

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195310535
eISBN:
9780199871445
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195310535.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

This book argues that we live in an age of somatic subjects, whose authentic identity must be represented through the body. When a perceived mismatch between inner self and outer form occurs, ... More


Patient Mortality in Medical Tourism: Examining News Media Reports of Deaths Following Travel for Cosmetic Surgery or for Bariatric Surgery

Leigh Turner

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/9780199917907.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Medical Law

This chapter describes twenty-seven reported cases of medical tourists who died during or shortly after undergoing cosmetic surgery or bariatric surgery abroad since 1993. It limits the analysis to ... More


China’s First “Artificial Beauty”

Wen Hua

in Buying Beauty: Cosmetic Surgery in China

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9789888139811
eISBN:
9789888180691
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139811.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

The term “artificial beauty” (renzaomeinü) became popular in China after a young Chinese woman, Hao Lulu, was dubbed as China’s first “artificial beauty” in 2003.Her story caused an upsurge of ... More


Buying Beauty: Cosmetic Surgery in China

WEN Hua

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9789888139811
eISBN:
9789888180691
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139811.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Cosmetic surgery in China has grown rapidly in recent years of dramatic social transition. Facing fierce competition in all spheres of daily life, more and more women consider cosmetic surgery as an ... More


The Cultural History of Plastic Surgery in China

Wen Hua

in Buying Beauty: Cosmetic Surgery in China

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9789888139811
eISBN:
9789888180691
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139811.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Through reviewing the development of plastic surgery from Republican China to contemporary China, this chapter discusses how plastic surgery was transmitted from the West and adopted into China’s ... More


The Commodification of the Body

Wen Hua

in Buying Beauty: Cosmetic Surgery in China

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9789888139811
eISBN:
9789888180691
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139811.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

The anxiety about body image is captured by the ubiquitous consumer culture and the ever-expanding beauty market in China today. Mass media contributes to the commodification of female appearance by ... More


Few Claims, but for a Different Reason: Medical Malpractice (I)

J. Mark Ramseyer

in Second-Best Justice: The Virtues of Japanese Private Law

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226281995
eISBN:
9780226282046
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226282046.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

Japanese medical malpractice law governs an industry that in many ways differs—radically—from the American health care industry. Before turning to that malpractice law in Chapter 5, consider the ... More


Organ Donation and Cosmetic Enhancement

Abdulaziz Sachedina

in Islamic Biomedical Ethics Principles and Application

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195378504
eISBN:
9780199869688
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195378504.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Islam

The chapter deals with the sanctity and integrity of the human body after death. Anatomical dissection and postmortem examinations are a routine part of medical education and diagnostic techniques ... More


Machinic Sutures: Twenty-First-Century Technologies of Beauty

Bernadette Wegenstein

in The Cosmetic Gaze: Body Modification and the Construction of Beauty

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262232678
eISBN:
9780262301114
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262232678.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

Machinic suture refers to the operations through which the true self can be transformed into a desired human body through augmented realities. This chapter attempts to thematically connect an ... More


“Being Good-Looking is Capital”

Wen Hua

in Buying Beauty: Cosmetic Surgery in China

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9789888139811
eISBN:
9789888180691
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139811.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Since China launched its historic process of economic reform and opening up in the late 1970s, women have become vulnerable to the impact of economic restructuring on employment. This chapter focuses ... More


From Barbie Doll to the Korean Wave

Wen Hua

in Buying Beauty: Cosmetic Surgery in China

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9789888139811
eISBN:
9789888180691
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139811.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

China was integrated into a global market economically as well as culturally. It is exposed to the influence of the omnipresent beauty ideals and consumer culture in the west. The rapid increase of ... More


Mind/Medicine

Sharrona Pearl

in Face/On: Face Transplants and the Ethics of the Other

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226461229
eISBN:
9780226461533
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226461533.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter explores the history of cosmetic surgery and its intersections with transplants, showing how FAT is both and neither and something else entirely. Through a deep dive into the literature ... More


From the “Iron Rice Bowl” to the “Rice Bowl of Youth”

Wen Hua

in Buying Beauty: Cosmetic Surgery in China

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9789888139811
eISBN:
9789888180691
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139811.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

People usually assume that cosmetic surgery is a privilege of the elite and the rich. However, women who opt for cosmetic surgery come from diverse groups in China. Using ethnographic cases, this ... More


Between the Local and the Global

Wen Hua

in Buying Beauty: Cosmetic Surgery in China

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9789888139811
eISBN:
9789888180691
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139811.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

In an era of globalization, female beauty seems to be increasingly standardized according to the Western ideal. However, the author argues that Chinese women’s preference to “Caucasian features” need ... More


China’s Beauty Economy and Beauty Ideology

Wen Hua

in Buying Beauty: Cosmetic Surgery in China

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9789888139811
eISBN:
9789888180691
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139811.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Beauty is about economy; nevertheless, it is also about ideology. This chapter discusses the political implications of China’s booming beauty economy. A main driving force of cosmetic surgery in ... More


Miroir, Memoire, Mirage: Appearance, Aging, and Women

Diana Tietjens Meyers

in Gender in the Mirror: Cultural Imagery and Women's Agency

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195140415
eISBN:
9780199871476
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195140419.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Instead of encountering the faces they have identified with, however ambivalently, many aging women meet a stranger in the mirror – an alien image that is an object of scorn and a constant reminder ... More


Cosmetic Enhancement and Magic Remedies

K. Kannan

in Medicine and the Law

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780198082880
eISBN:
9780199082827
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198082880.003.0012
Subject:
Law, Medical Law

In addition to curative surgery, surgical interventions to enhance personal aesthetics through cosmetic surgery have become increasingly common. To moralists, cosmetic surgery is tampering with ... More


Regulating Retirement and Wrinkles in an Age of Prejudice

Saul Levmore

in The Empire of Disgust: Prejudice, Discrimination, and Policy in India and the US

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780199487837
eISBN:
9780199093779
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199487837.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This paper reveals a tension, or interesting comparison, between age discrimination law as it affects retirement ages and the pattern of anti-aging cosmetic surgery. Age discrimination law in several ... More


Introduction

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/9780814784105.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This introductory chapter briefly discusses beauty culture, the shared set of language, meanings, norms, and practices focused on the cultivation of attractiveness. The topic is essential in ... More


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