Media-bodies and screen-births: Cosmetic surgery reality television

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Routledge
Publication Type:
Journal Article
Citation:
Continuum, 2008, 22 (4), pp. 515 - 524
Issue Date:
2008-01
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Cosmetic surgery reality television (CSRTV) is notmerely about cosmetic surgery, normerely about reality television: it is a blend of these two areas and hence bothmedia and bodiesmust be analysed when examining it.1 I suggest that this genre sits at a nexus of transformed bodies that are at once fleshy and digital, three-dimensional and two-dimensional, on the screen and in the living world.
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