Download e-book for kindle: Buying Beauty: Cosmetic Surgery in China by Wen Hua

By Wen Hua

plastic surgery in China has grown swiftly lately of dramatic social transition. dealing with fierce festival in all spheres of lifestyle, a growing number of girls think of plastic surgery as an funding to achieve "beauty capital" to extend possibilities for social and profession luck.

Building on wealthy ethnographic facts, this e-book offers the views of girls who've passed through plastic surgery, illuminating the aspirations in the back of their offerings. the writer explores how turbulent fiscal, socio-cultural and political adjustments in China because the Eighties have produced giant anxiousness that's skilled via girls either mentally and bodily. This publication will entice readers who're attracted to gender reports, China reviews, anthropology and sociology of the physique, and cultural reports.

Wen Hua acquired her Ph.D. in Anthropology from the chinese language college of Hong Kong. She has labored in academia and foreign organisations within the box of gender and improvement.

"China is present process major socio-economic, cultural in addition to political adjustments. It bargains a chance to envision how humans boost their new standpoint of what constitutes good looks, how they'd paintings on their our bodies that allows you to reply to new expectancies and the hot socio-economic surroundings, and the way the socialist kingdom is loosening its grip at the traditional humans. This ebook bargains its readers the buzz of social transformation in China." — Tai-lok Lui, the collage of Hong Kong

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