Where Health and Beauty Meet: Femininity and Racialisation in Thai Cosmetic Surgery Clinics

@article{Aizura2009WhereHA,
  title={Where Health and Beauty Meet: Femininity and Racialisation in Thai Cosmetic Surgery Clinics},
  author={Aren Z. Aizura},
  journal={Asian Studies Review},
  year={2009},
  volume={33},
  pages={303 - 317}
}
In the postmodern, high-speed city of Bangkok, health and beauty are everywhere conjoined: on Skytrain station billboards advertising the latest lines of designer whitening creams and on the facades of the many hospitals and clinics advertising laser teeth whitening, facelifts, cosmetic surgeries and rejuvenation therapies. According to the advertisements, one might assume that the dominant conception of beauty within Thai culture signifies skin bleaching, double fold eyelid surgery and nose… Expand
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