The Resource Reconstructing bodies : biomedicine, health, and nation-building in South Korea since 1945, John P. DiMoia

Reconstructing bodies : biomedicine, health, and nation-building in South Korea since 1945, John P. DiMoia

Label
Reconstructing bodies : biomedicine, health, and nation-building in South Korea since 1945
Title
Reconstructing bodies
Title remainder
biomedicine, health, and nation-building in South Korea since 1945
Statement of responsibility
John P. DiMoia
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"South Korea represents one of the world's most enthusiastic markets for plastic surgery. The growth of this market is particularly fascinating as access to medical care and surgery arose only recently with economic growth since the 1980s. Reconstructing Bodies traces the development of a medical infrastructure in the Republic of Korea (ROK) from 1945 to the present, arguing that the plastic surgery craze and the related development of biotech ambitions is deeply rooted in historical experience. Tracking the ROK's transition and independence from Japan, John P. DiMoia explains how the South Korean government mobilized biomedical resources and technologies to consolidate its desired image of a modern and progressive nation. Offering in-depth accounts of illustrative transformations, DiMoia narrates South Korean biomedical practice, including Seoul National University Hospital's emergence as an international biomedical site, state-directed family planning and anti-parasite campaigns, and the emerging market for aesthetic and plastic surgery, reflecting how South Koreans have appropriated medicine and surgery for themselves as individuals, increasingly prioritizing private forms of health care"--Provided by publisher
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Cataloging source
YDX
Dewey number
362.1095195
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
R627
LC item number
.D56 2013eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Studies of the Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Columbia University
Label
Reconstructing bodies : biomedicine, health, and nation-building in South Korea since 1945, John P. DiMoia
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Medicine and its fragments, 1945-1948 -- Mobilizing new models of public health and medicine, 1945-1948 -- From Minneapolis to Seoul : transforming surgery, clinical practice, and professional identity at Seoul National University Hospital, 1954-1968 -- Family planning and nation-building in South Korea (1961-mid-1970s) -- Taking samples for the nation : historicizing the biological sample in the South Korean anti-parasite campaigns, (1969-1995) -- Reconstructing the face : Asian blepharoplasty, professional expertise, and the development of a plastic surgery market (1954-present) -- Conclusion : challenging developmental expectations
Control code
ocn841520244
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (280 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780804786133
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
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.b28549533
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)841520244
  • pebcs0804784116

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