Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://bura.brunel.ac.uk/handle/2438/21378
Title: Beautyscapes: Mapping Cosmetic Surgery Tourism
Authors: Holliday, R
Jones, M
Bell, D
Keywords: cosmetic surgery;tourism;globalisation;medicine;medical tourism
Issue Date: 16-Sep-2019
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Citation: 2019-07-01
Abstract: Beautyscapes explores the global phenomenon of international medical travel, focusing on patient-consumers seeking cosmetic surgery outside their home country and on those who enable them to access treatment abroad, including surgeons and facilitators. It documents the journeys of those who travel for treatment abroad, as well as the nature and power relations of the IMT industry. Empirically rich and theoretically sophisticated, Beautyscapes draws on key themes of interest to students and researchers interested in globalisation and mobility to explain the nature and growing popularity of cosmetic surgery tourism. Richly illustrated with ethnographic material and with the voices of those directly involved in cosmetic surgery tourism, Beautyscapes explores cosmetic surgery journeys from Australia and China to East-Asia and from the UK to Europe and North Africa.
URI: https://bura.brunel.ac.uk/handle/2438/21378
ISBN: 978-1-5261-3427-1
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