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Global Lives director Dr Meredith Jones' latest book winner of the 2020 Sociology of Health and Illness Book Prize

We are delighted to report that Meredith Jones' book Beautyscapes: Mapping Cosmetic Surgery Tourism (with Ruth Holliday and David Bell) has won the prestigious Foundation for the Sociology of Health and Illness Book Prize.

The book is based on fieldwork in Australia, China, East-Asia, the UK, Europe and North Africa. It explores the patient-consumers who seek cosmetic surgery abroad and the nature and power relations of the international medical tourism industry. You can read a review of the book here.