Web Roundups

Web Round Up

An estimated 400,000 women around the world are living with breast implants manufactured by the now defunct company Poly Implant Prosthese (PIP) using industrial grade silicone not approved for medical use. The scandal has raised concerns about the regulation of medical devices in Europe and provoked debate about neoliberal approaches to the body. Anthropologyworks points out that establishing who is …

Features

Alexander Edmonds on plastic surgery in Brazil

Brazilian magazine Plástica & Beauty

Anthropologist Alexander Edmonds, of the University of Amsterdam, recently wrote an excellent piece for the New York Times’ philosophy blog, The Stone, about his work on plastic surgery in Brazil.  Much of the article focuses on how cosmetic surgery in Brazil has been transformed from a luxury and sign of wealth (or at …