Chemically modified bodies

Chemically modified bodies

: The use of diverse substances for appearance enhancement

by Matthew Hall, Sarah Grogan, Brendan Gough, editors
27th September, 2016

£84.59 £89.99 Save 6% | Hardback


This innovative edited collection brings together leading international academics to explore the use of various non-prescription and prescription substances for the purpose of perceived body image enhancement. While studies on drug misuse to date have examined drug use in the context of sporting performance, addiction, and body image for particular groups such as bodybuilders, there has been little research that explores the wider use (and misuse) of legal and illegal drugs for body image development and weight loss.

With medical sociology and social psychology at its core, this important volume shows the complex reasons behind the misuse of various medications, how these are connected to contemporary body image and appearance concerns, and why the known health risks and possibly harmful side effects do not act as deterrents.

Details & Specs

Author: Matthew Hall Sarah Grogan Brendan Gough

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

Format: Hardback

ISBN: 9781137535344

Publication Date: 27th September, 2016

Pages: 242

Dimensions: 210 x 148 x 27 mm

Notes: illustrations

Availability: Available, usually dispatched within 7 days

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