International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijbss

The Consequence of Body Reproduction after Cosmetic Surgery among Women of Khorramabad
Farzaneh Sajadpour, Ebrahim Jamali

Beauty and beauty-seeking are part of human desires to achieve physical excellence, but the doubled desire to manipulate and intervene in it indicates a social problem, especially in epidemic conditions. In this paper, using anthropological approach and with the help of Bourdieu's theory of social capital, the phenomenon is investigated with respect to the findings of body reproduction. In this study, constructed interview has been used with 80 women aged between 18 and 40 years old in Khorramabad who had at least one cosmetic surgery for three hours. For this purpose, snowball sampling method was used to choose the statistical population up to theoretical saturation. The results showed that women in social, economic, physical and symbolic capital did not achieved the same position after surgery. The greatest improvement was related to the social capital that led people to achieve wider social networks and high-level social facilities. In the symbolic capital, temporary improvement is achieved in the circumstances, but it has not become stable social and cultural capital. Women’s physical capital was also affected by public attitudes so that women have less independent assessment of the improvement of this kind of capital after cosmetic surgery. Regarding economic capital, it was concluded that cosmetic surgery was effective in achieving job positions, but it did not provide their career promotion. Body reproduction, cosmetic surgery, consequence of body changing

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