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256 Pages | 41 colour images

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9781526134257

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Mapping cosmetic surgery tourism

First Edition

Ruth Holliday, Meredith Jones, and David Bell

Published by Manchester University Press

  • First book on the new and growing global phenomenon of cosmetic surgery tourism
  • Breaks down many of the myths about cosmetic surgery tourists as ill-informed cultural dopes having dangerous procedures at the hands of 'cowboy' foreign doctors
  • Based on UK government-funded research, uses different methodologies to explore a large number of diverse destination countries and patient-consumers travelling from the UK, Australia and China
  • Blends conceptual approaches from sociology, geography and cultural studies with ethnographic stories to explore the international medical travel industry and cosmetic surgery tourist experiences in an accessible and engaging way

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