Faculty of Education, Social Sciences and Law

Sociology and Social Policy

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Professor Ruth Holliday's Publications


  • Holliday R, Potts T, Kitsch! Cultural Politics and Taste (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2012)

  • Holliday R, Hassard J, Contested Bodies ([n.pub.], 2001)

  • Bell D, Binnie J, Holliday R, Longhurst R, Peace R, Pleasure Zones: Bodies, Cities, Spaces, Space, Place and Society (Syracuse University Press, 2001)

  • Hassard J, Holliday R, Willmott H, Body and Organization (SAGE Publications Limited, 2000)

  • Hassard J, Holliday R, Organization-Representation (SAGE, 1998)

  • Holliday R, Investigating small firms: Nice Work? (Cengage Learning Emea, 1995)

Journal articles

  • Holliday R, Cheung O, Cho JH, Bell D, ‘Trading faces: The ‘Korean Look’ and medical nationalism in South Korean cosmetic surgery tourism’, Asia Pacific Viewpoint, 58.2 (2017), 190-202
    DOI: 10.1111/apv.12154, Repository URL: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/109548/

  • Holliday R, Bell D, Cheung O, Jones M, Probyn E, ‘Brief encounters: Assembling cosmetic surgery tourism’, Social Science and Medicine, 124 (2015), 298-304
    DOI: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2014.06.047, Repository URL: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/80402/

  • Bell D, Holliday R, Ormond M, Mainil T, ‘Transnational healthcare, cross-border perspectives’, Social Science and Medicine, 124 (2015), 284-289
    DOI: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2014.11.014, Repository URL: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/82781/

  • Holliday R, Bell D, Hardy K, Hunter E, Jones M, Probyn E, Sanchez Taylor J, ‘Beautiful face, beautiful place: relational geographies and gender in cosmetic surgery tourism websites’, Gender Place and Culture 2013
    DOI: 10.1080/0966369X.2013.832655

  • Langdridge D, Flowers P, Gough B, Holliday R, ‘On the biomedicalisation of the penis: the commodification of function and aesthetics’, International Journal of Men's Health, 2.2 (2013)

  • Holliday R, Elving-Hwang J, ‘Gender, Globalisation and Aesthetic Surgery in South Korea’, Body and Society, 18.2 (2012), 58-81
    DOI: 10.1177/1357034X12440828

  • Holliday R, ‘Pretty Modern: Beauty, Sex and Plastic Surgery in Brazil’, SOCIOLOGY OF HEALTH & ILLNESS, 34 (2012), 154-155
    DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-9566.2011.01451.x

  • Flowers P, Langdridge D, Gough B, Holliday R, ‘THE PENIS: NEW AESTHETICS, NEW NORMS AND NEW CHALLENGES’, J SEX MED, 8 (2011), 222-222

  • Bell D, Holliday R, Jones M, Probyn E, Taylor JS, ‘Bikinis and Bandages: An Itinerary for Cosmetic Surgery Tourism’, Tourist Studies, 11.2 (2011), 139-155
    DOI: 10.1177/1468797611416607

  • Holliday R, Cairnie A, ‘Man Made Plastic: Investigating men’s consumption of aesthetic surgery’, Journal of Consumer Culture, 7.1 (2007), 57-78
    DOI: 10.1177/1469540507073508

  • Holliday R, Sanchez Taylor JJ, ‘Aesthetic Surgery as False Beauty’, Feminist Theory, 7.2 (2006), 179-195
    DOI: 10.1177/1464700106064418

  • Bell D, Holliday R, ‘Nahy od prirody’, Socialni Studia 2005, 129-141

  • Holliday R, ‘Dubious equalities: Cultural studies on cosmetic surgery’, SOCIOL HEALTH ILL, 27.1 (2005), 157-160

  • Holliday R, ‘In the flesh: The cultural politics of body modification’, SOCIOL HEALTH ILL, 27.1 (2005), 157-160

  • Holliday R, ‘The role of video diaries in researching sexualities’, AM BEHAV SCI, 47.12 (2004), 1597-1616
    DOI: 10.1177/0002764204266239

  • Holliday R, ‘Bedlam on the streets’, SOCIOLOGY, 37.3 (2003), 614-615

  • Holliday R, ‘We've Been Framed: Visualising Methodologies’, The Sociological Review, 48.4 (2001), 503-521

  • Bell D, Holliday R, ‘Naked as nature intended’, Body & Society, 6.3-4 (2000), 127-140

  • Holliday R, ‘The Comfort of Identity’, Sexualities: studies in culture and society, 2.4 (1999), 475-491

  • Holliday R, ‘The Unmanageable Consumer: Contemporary Consumption and its Fragmentations’, Management Learning, 28.2 (1997), 244-246
    DOI: 10.1177/1350507697282012

  • Holliday R, Ram M, ‘Relative merits: family culture and kinship in small firms’, Sociology, 27.4 (1993), 629-648

  • Holliday R, Letherby G, ‘Happy Families or Poor Relations? — An Exploration of Familial Analogies in the Small Firm’, International Small Business Journal, 11.2 (1993), 54-63
    DOI: 10.1177/026624269301100205


  • Holliday R, Bell D, ‘Cosmetic Surgery Tourism’, in Handbook on Medical Tourism and Patient Mobility, ed. by Lunt N, Horsfall D and Hanefeld J (http://www.elgaronline.com/abstract/9781783471188.xml: Elgar, 2015), 421-430
    DOI: 10.4337/9781783471195

  • Holliday R, ‘Media and Popular Culture’, in Introducing Gender and Women's Studies, ed. by Robinson V and Richardson D, 4 (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015), 233-252

  • Holliday R, Bell D, ‘Cosmetic surgery tourism’, in Handbook on Medical Tourism and Patient Mobility ([n.pub.], 2015), 421-430
    DOI: 10.4337/9781783471195.00055

  • Holliday R, Hardy K, Bell D, Hunter E, Jones M, Probyn E, Sanchez Taylor J, ‘Beauty and the Beach: Mapping Cosmetic Surgery Tourism’, in Medical Tourism and Transnational Health Care, ed. by Botterill D, Pennings G and Mainil T (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013) (Accepted)

  • Holliday R, ‘Media and Popular Culture’, in Introducing Gender and Women's Studies, ed. by Richardson D and Robinson V (Palgrave Macmillan, 2007) (Accepted)

  • Holliday R, ‘Home Truths’, in Ordinary lifestyles: popular media, consumption and taste, ed. by Bell D and Hollows J (Maidenhead : Open University Press, 2005), 65-81

  • Holliday R, ‘Reflecting the Self’, in Picturing the Social Landscape: Visual Methods and the Sociological Imagination, ed. by Sweetman P and Knowles C (Routledge, 2004), 49-64

  • Bell D, Holliday R, ‘Naked as Nature Intended’, in Naked as nature intended, ed. by Mcnaghten P and Urry J (Sage/ TCS, 2001), 127-140

  • Holliday R, Thompson G, ‘A Body of Work’, in Contested Bodies, ed. by Holliday R and Hassard J (Routledge, 2001), 117-133

  • Holliday R, ‘Fashioning the Queer Self’, in Body Dressing: Fashion, Dress and the Embodied Self, ed. by Entwistle J and Wilson E, Dress, Body, Culture (Berg, 2001), 215-232


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