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Beauty Around the World : A Cultural Encyclopedia (Hardcover) (Erin Kenny & Elizabeth Gackstetter

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This encyclopedia contains 166 entries, in alphabetical order, on aspects of beauty in its historical and cultural context and from an interdisciplinary and critical perspective that integrates the social sciences, humanities, and feminism. Entries include advertising, airbrushing, Barbie, bodybuilding, body dysmorphic disorder, breasts, hair colors and styles, drag, specific facial features, eating disorders, various types of plastic surgery, gender, magazines, narcissism, obesity, pageants, tattoos, and beauty in different countries. Appendices consider opposing viewpoints about cosmetic surgery and self-esteem, whether beauty is biological or cultural, the rise of the transgendered beauty pageant, why beauty is important, and how men’s beauty has become increasingly commodified, with each including responses by additional contributors. Annotation ©2017 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
Number of Pages: 416
Genre: Social Science
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Abc-Clio Inc
Author: Erin Kenny & Elizabeth Gackstetter Nichols
Language: English
Street Date: June 22, 2017
TCIN: 52776020
UPC: 9781610699440
Item Number (DPCI): 248-47-7566
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