Air Dates: October 20-21, 2017
Cosmetic surgery was a $16 billion industry in 2016. Abigail Brooks, says the explosive growth in cosmetic procedures is an outgrowth of deregulation in the healthcare industry, and it’s affecting the way we think about aging.
Abigail Brooks is the Assistant Professor of Sociology, and the Director of the Women’s Studies Program at Providence College. A few of her many areas of expertise are sociology of gender, sociology of the body and age studies. In her book, The Ways Women Age: Using and Refusing Cosmetic Intervention, Brooks explores what it means to age in the United States.
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