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The Resource Buying beauty : cosmetic surgery in China, Wen Hua

Buying beauty : cosmetic surgery in China, Wen Hua

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Buying beauty : cosmetic surgery in China
Title
Buying beauty
Title remainder
cosmetic surgery in China
Statement of responsibility
Wen Hua
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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 investment to gain "beauty capital" to increase opportunities for social and career success. Building on rich ethnographic data, this book presents the perspectives of women who have undergone cosmetic surgery, illuminating the aspirations behind their choices. Wen Hua explores how turbulent economic, sociocultural, and political changes in China since the 1980s have produced immense anxiety that is experienced both mentally and corporeally. This book will appeal to readers who are interested in gender studies, China studies, anthropology and sociology of the body, and cultural studies
Cataloging source
E7B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Buying beauty : cosmetic surgery in China, Wen Hua
Label
Buying beauty : cosmetic surgery in China, Wen Hua
Link
http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.2307/j.ctt2854d9
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The cultural history of plastic surgery in China -- China's first "artificial beauty" -- "Being Good-Looking is Capital" -- From the "Iron rice bowl" to the "Rice bowl of youth" -- The comodification of the body -- China's beauty economy and beauty ideology -- From Barbie doll to the Korean wave -- Between the local and the global
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Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 253 pages, [12] pages of plates)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789882208506
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
Specific material designation
remote

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