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Beauty imagined : a history of the global beauty industry

Author: Geoffrey Jones
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2011.
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"This book provides the first authoritative history of the global beauty industry from its emergence in the nineteenth century to the present day, exploring how today's global giants grew. It shows how successive generations of entrepreneurs built brands which shaped perceptions of beauty, and the business organizations needed to market them. They democratized access to beauty products, once the privilege of elites,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Geoffrey Jones
ISBN: 9780199556496 0199556490 9780199639625 0199639620
OCLC Number: 751732445
Notes: Originally published: 2010.
Description: xiv, 412 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations (some color), portraits (some color) ; 24 cm
Contents: pt. 1. Beauty imagined; 1. Scent and Paris; 2. How do I look?; 3. Cleanliness and civilization --
pt. 2. Beauty diffused; 4. Beauty amid war and depression; 5. The television age; 6. Global ambitions meet local markets; 7. The uncertain identity of beauty --
pt. 3. Beauty reimagined; 8. Challenges from new quarters; 9. Globalization and tribalization --
Conclusion: The dream machine.
Responsibility: Geoffrey Jones.
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The global beauty business permeates our lives, influencing how we perceive ourselves and what it is to be beautiful. This book provides the first authoritative history of the global beauty industry  Read more...

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Geoffrey Jones ... intimates in the title of his detailed economic history of the beauty business, Beauty Imagined , that [beauty] is created by the collective will of a consumer society. Assessing Read more...

 
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