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The Resource Beauty and misogyny : harmful cultural practices in the West, Sheila Jeffreys

Beauty and misogyny : harmful cultural practices in the West, Sheila Jeffreys

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Beauty and misogyny : harmful cultural practices in the West
Title
Beauty and misogyny
Title remainder
harmful cultural practices in the West
Statement of responsibility
Sheila Jeffreys
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The new edition of Beauty and Misogyny revisits and updates Sheila Jeffreys' uncompromising critique of Western beauty practice and the industries and ideologies behind it. Jeffreys argues that beauty practices are not related to individual female choice or creative expression, but represent instead an important aspect of women's oppression. As these practices have become increasingly brutal and pervasive, the need to scrutinize and dismantle them is if anything more urgent now than it was in 2005 when the first edition of the book was published. The United Nations concept of 'harmful traditional/cultural practices' provides a useful lens for the author to advance her critique. She makes the case for including Western beauty practices within this definition, examining their role in damaging women's health, creating sexual difference and enforcing female deference. First-wave feminists of the 1970s criticized pervasive beauty regimes such as dieting and depilation, but a later argument took hold that beauty practices were no longer oppressive now that women could 'choose' them. In recent years the reality of Western beauty practices has become much more bloody and severe, requiring the breaking of skin and the rearrangement or amputation of body parts. Beauty and Misogyny seeks to make sense of why beauty practices have not only persisted but become more extreme. It examines the pervasive use of makeup, the misogyny of fashion and high-heeled shoes, and looks at the role of pornography in the creation of increasingly popular beauty practices such as breast implants, genital waxing, surgical alteration of the labia, and other forms of self-mutilation"--
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Jeffreys, Sheila
Dewey number
305.42
Index
no index present
LC call number
HQ1219
LC item number
.J44 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
Women and psychology
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Feminine beauty (Aesthetics)
  • Human body
  • Women
  • Women
  • Women in popular culture
  • Misogyny
  • PSYCHOLOGY / Social Psychology
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Women's Studies
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Gender Studies
Label
Beauty and misogyny : harmful cultural practices in the West, Sheila Jeffreys
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn884570911
Edition
Second edition.
Extent
pages cm.
Isbn
9781848724488
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2014026142
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)884570911
Label
Beauty and misogyny : harmful cultural practices in the West, Sheila Jeffreys
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn884570911
Edition
Second edition.
Extent
pages cm.
Isbn
9781848724488
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2014026142
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)884570911

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