Flesh Wounds

Click to check out Flesh Wounds.Originally uploaded by Laiven

Virgina Blum explores the idea that have allowed for the modern culture of cosmetic surgery. She is particularly interested is how we have come to accept the body as physically malleable. It is her contention that our acceptance of extreme cosmetic surgeries is directly tied to celebrity worship and our desire to emulate these false icons. Really interesting and amazing book, particularly if you like Susan Bordo.


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