Remaking the Human: Cosmetic Technologies of Body Repair, Reshaping, and Replacement (Hardcover)

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By Alvaro Jarrín (Editor), Chiara Pussetti (Editor)
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Description


The technological capacity to transform biology - repairing, reshaping and replacing body parts, chemicals and functions - is now part of our lives. Humanity is confronted with a variety of affordable and non-invasive 'enhancement technologies': anti-ageing medicine, aesthetic surgery, cognitive and sexual enhancers, lifestyle drugs, prosthetics and hormone supplements. This collection focuses on why people find these practices so seductive and provides ethnographic insights into people's motives and aspirations as they embrace or reject enhancement technologies, which are closely entangled with negotiations over gender, class, age, nationality and ethnicity.

About the Author


Chiara Pussetti is Auxiliar Researcher at Institute of Social Sciences of the University of Lisbon. She has researched and published extensively on the subjects of migration, healthcare, gender, body and emotions, social inequality, suffering and well-being in urban contexts.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781800730311
ISBN-10: 1800730314
Publisher: Berghahn Books
Publication Date: April 1st, 2021
Pages: 290
Language: English