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Beauty, Women's Bodies and the Law: Performances in Plastic
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Beauty, Women's Bodies and the Law: Performances in Plastic (Hardback)

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What makes a woman's body beautiful? Plastic surgery, cosmetic surgery and non-surgical interventions such as Botox are changing women's bodies physically and affecting cultural notions and expectations of what it means to be 'a woman'. Yet where does the law stand? Is the renovation of women's bodies legal? This book explores a range of topics, including: whether shape-changing by surgical and non-surgical means is 'really' what women want; the question of legal intervention when operations, injections and other methods go wrong; the impact of consent determinations on whether women can or cannot freely seek changes to their body structure; and the role which culture and social expectations play in women's decision-making. Taking a legal perspective on the vast range of 'beauty' interventions available to women, Scutt discusses women's perceptions of body and beauty, pressures on women to conform to 'idealised' notions of the perfect woman's body, and outcomes of legal actions including those taken by individual women who are unhappy with results, as well as those launched against companies trading in products advertised as safe and for women's benefit.

Beauty, Women's Bodies and the Law will appeal to readers with an interest in women's and gender studies, law, and cultural studies.

LawJurisprudence & general issuesLaw & societyGender & the lawLGBT & Gender StudiesGender studiesPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesCultural StudiesPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial groups Publisher: Springer Nature Switzerland AG Publication Date: 10/08/2020 ISBN-13: 9783030279974  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Jocelynne A. Scutt is Senior Teaching Fellow and Visiting Professor at the University of Buckingham, UK, as well as a barrister, human rights lawyer, historian and filmmaker.

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