Beauty Between Empires: Global Feminism, Plastic Surgery, and the Trouble with Self-Esteem

  title={Beauty Between Empires: Global Feminism, Plastic Surgery, and the Trouble with Self-Esteem},
  author={Sharon Heijin Lee},
  journal={Frontiers: A Journal of Women Studies},
  pages={1 - 31}
Since 2012, when Korean rapper PSY’s “Gangnam Style” dominated US airwaves, television, and computer screens, the popularity of Kpop has created renewed interest among American media outlets and netizens in the topic of South Korean (hereaft er Korea or Korean) plastic surgery consumption. Th e Atlantic featured a story on “Th e KPop Plastic Surgery Connection,” while Bloomberg News published on medical tourism in Korea: “Gangnam Style Nip and Tuck Draws Tourists to the Beauty Belt.”1 Buzzfeed… 

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