When silicone get breast implants became the subject of a public health controversy in the early 1990s. the most pressing concern was safety.
This paper looks at another, less publicized issue : the need for implants.
Using a symbolic interactionist approach, the author explores the social construction of the need for implants by tracing the history of the 3 surgical procedures for which implants were used.
Stakeholders in this history constructed need a legitimized individual desire, the form of which shifted with changes in the technological and social contex.
Mots-clés Pascal : Glande mammaire, Prothèse, Siloxane polymère, Besoin, Aspect social, Indication, Homme, Femelle, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Etude cas
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Mammary gland, Prosthesis, Siloxane polymer, Need, Social aspect, Indication, Human, Female, United States, North America, America, Case study
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