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Professor Alvaro Jarrín of the Anthroplogy/Sociology Department at the College of the Holy Cross presents his book, The Biopolitics of Beauty: Cosmic Citizenship and Affective Capital in Brazil. (University of California Press, 2017). He examines how beauty became an aim of national health in Brazil and using ethnographic fieldwork carried out in Brazilian hospitals, shows how plastic surgeons and patients navigate the public health system to transform beauty into a basic health right.
lecture series, library, faculty, Brazil, beauty, race, social class
Aesthetics | Bioethics and Medical Ethics | Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies | Latin American Studies | Plastic Surgery | Public Health | Race, Ethnicity and Post-Colonial Studies
Jarrin, Alvaro, ""Authors on the Hill" presents: Professor Alvaro Jarrín" (2021). Authors on the Hill. 12.