Reflecting On Cosmetic Surgery by Jane Megan Northrop

Full Title: Reflecting On Cosmetic Surgery: Body Image, Shame And Narcissism
Author/Editor(s): Jane Megan Northrop
ISBN: 0415521394, 9780415521390
Publisher: Routledge
Published Place: New York
Published/Copyright Year: 2012
Language: English
Physical Description: 25 cm
LCCN: 2011042466
Number of pages: 227 (227 pages)
Categories:
Surgery, Plastic > Social Aspects
Surgery, Plastic > Psychological Aspects
Body Image In Women
Body Image
Cosmetic Techniques > Psychology
Self Concept
Shame
Women > Psychology

Content:
"Cosmetic surgery represents an extreme form of modern grooming. It is the fastest growing medical specialty, yet misconceptions abound about those who undertake it and their reasons for doing so. With a grounded approach, engaging 30 women through in-depth interview, this study explores how they chose cosmetic surgery as an option. Their accounts frame a theoretical discussion, in which Northrop proposes that cosmetic surgery is initiated within the vulnerable and divisive relationship between the self and its poor body image. Poor body image and the attempt at its reparation are examined conceptually through shame and narcissism. With compelling case studies and a multi-disciplinary approach, Reflecting on Cosmetic Surgery demonstrates that shame constitutes a framework through which we formulate appearance norms and learn the art of becoming socially embodied. Shame concerns the self, but manifests in response to perceived social phenomena. Through the evaluation and amendment of body image with cosmetic surgery, notions of self and social worthiness are played out. Northrop argues convincingly for a review of the way in which we view narcissism and proposes that shame, and the discomforts arising from it, are implicated in its occurrence. This book will appeal to students and scholars across the social sciences, and particularly in womens studies and gender studies"
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"Cosmetic surgery represents an extreme form of modern grooming. It is the fastest growing medical specialty, yet misconceptions abound about those who undertake it and their reasons for doing so. With a grounded approach, engaging 30 women through in-depth interview, this study explores how they chose cosmetic surgery as an option. Their accounts frame a theoretical discussion, in which Northrop proposes that cosmetic surgery is initiated within the vulnerable and divisive relationship between the self and its poor body image. Poor body image and the attempt at its reparation are examined conceptually through shame and narcissism. With compelling case studies and a multi-disciplinary approach, Reflecting on Cosmetic Surgery demonstrates that shame constitutes a framework through which we formulate appearance norms and learn the art of becoming socially embodied. Shame concerns the self, but manifests in response to perceived social phenomena. Through the evaluation and amendment of body image with cosmetic surgery, notions of self and social worthiness are played out. Northrop argues convincingly for a review of the way in which we view narcissism and proposes that shame, and the discomforts arising from it, are implicated in its occurrence. This book will appeal to students and scholars across the social sciences, and particularly in women's studies and gender studies"
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Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (p. [216]-223) and index.

ISBNPlus ID: LOC.V40.469045-1-3581395
Other ID: 758394627(OCLC)
Nature: Bibliographies
Form: Nonfiction
LC Call No: RD119 .N67 2012
Dewey Decimal: 617.9/5
Released Date: 20120711

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APA Style:
Northrop, J.M. (2012). Reflecting On Cosmetic Surgery: Body Image, Shame And Narcissism. New York: Routledge.

MLA Style:
Northrop, Jane Megan. Reflecting On Cosmetic Surgery: Body Image, Shame And Narcissism. New York: Routledge, 2012. Print.

Chicago Style:
Northrop, Jane Megan. Reflecting On Cosmetic Surgery: Body Image, Shame And Narcissism. New York: Routledge, 2012.