‘Small Pricks’ at Lunchtime : Some notes on Botox

Cook, Peta & Dwyer, Angela E. (2009) ‘Small Pricks’ at Lunchtime : Some notes on Botox. In Lockie, Stewart (Ed.) TASA Refereed Conference Proceedings 2009, Australian National University, Canberra.

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Cosmetic enhancement technologies have been subject to extended discussion in sociological literature. Botox, however, seems to have been mostly sidelined in this discussion in favour of more ‘extreme’ forms of cosmetic enhancement, such as those performed under general anaesthetic. In this paper, we suggest the need to further examine Botox as a sociological issue. We do this by highlighting some of the disparities and parallels that Botox shares with the existing literature on cosmetic enhancement technologies.

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ID Code: 29224
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Botox, botulinum toxin, cosmetic surgery, enhancement technologies
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > SOCIOLOGY (160800) > Sociology not elsewhere classified (160899)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Research Centres > Law and Justice Research Centre
Current > Schools > School of Justice
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2009 Please consult the authors.
Deposited On: 11 Dec 2009 00:02
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 14:00

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