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Beautyscapes: Mapping Cosmetic Surgery Tourism

Ruth Holliday, Meredith Jones, and David Bell


Beautyscapes explores the rapidly developing global phenomenon of international medical travel, focusing specifically on patient-consumers seeking cosmetic surgery outside their home country and on those who enable them to access treatment abroad, including key figures such as surgeons and facilitators. Documenting the complex and sometimes fraught journeys of those who travel for treatment abroad, as well as the nature and power relations of the transnational IMT industry, this is the first book to focus specifically on cosmetic surgery tourism. A rich and theoretically sophisticated ethnogra ... More

Keywords: cosmetic surgery tourism, international medical travel, cosmetic surgery, ethnography, assemblage

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9781526134257
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: January 2020 DOI:10.7765/9781526134264


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ruth Holliday, author
University of Leeds

Meredith Jones, author
Brunel University London

David Bell, author
University of Leeds