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Introduction
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Centre for Gender Research. London Sch Econ, Gender Inst, London, England.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-1236-4691
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Centre for Gender Research.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-8349-918x
2018 (English)In: BODY, MIGRATION, RE/CONSTRUCTIVE SURGERIES: MAKING THE GENDERED BODY IN A GLOBALIZED WORLD / [ed] Griffin, G Jordal, M, ROUTLEDGE , 2018, p. 1-16Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Body modification, self- or other-administered, invasive or non-invasive, lasting or temporary, has a long history and is conducted in many cultures and contexts. Advances in biotechnology, surgical techniques, opportunities for intervention and the rapid expansion of social media and their use have thus to some extent foregrounded and 'normalized' public discussions on body modification. Migration as the accompaniment of bodily intervention has been particularly relevant to women at whom many practices concerning bodily interventions are directed, not least in the context of genital re/constructive surgery. Both in the American and in the European contexts, 'medical necessity' as opposed to 'elective' or aesthetic bodily interventions is a key distinction that has been taken up extensively in the context of re/constructive surgery. Gender reassignment surgery involves the construction of embodied gender identities that either augment or establish the patient's preferred gender. The chapter also presents an overview of the key concepts discussed in this book.

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ROUTLEDGE , 2018. p. 1-16
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Routledge research in gender and society
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Gender Studies
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-381528DOI: 10.4324/9781351133678ISI: 000461893900001ISBN: 9781351133661 (electronic)ISBN: 9780815354192 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-381528DiVA, id: diva2:1304011
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Conference on Routes to Reconstruction - The Sociocultural Dimensions of Emerging Healthcare Needs in a Globalized Europe, MAY, 2017, Uppsala, SWEDEN
Available from: 2019-04-11 Created: 2019-04-11 Last updated: 2019-04-11Bibliographically approved

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