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Michael Atkinson

Do the skyrocketing rates of male cosmetic surgery and the popularity of television programs like Extreme Makeover and Nip/Tuck reveal something darker about the social forces at work in Canada? McMaster sociologist Michael Atkinson has earned a reputation as a pathbreaking researcher in the fields of social control and social deviance for his research of tattooing, body modification and violence in sport. His latest research centres on the rapidly increasing numbers of Canadian youth and men who choose to undergo cosmetic surgery and young men's use of over the counter exercise/body-building supplements and the culture of masculinity in "recreational" gyms.

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