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|All Authors / Contributors:||
Louise I Gerdes
|ISBN:||9780737763102 0737763108 9780737763119 0737763116|
|Description:||191 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm.|
|Contents:||How are standards of beauty established? Standards of beauty are determined by evolutionary biology / Glenn Wilson ; Facial beauty standards are universal while body beauty standards are cultural / Michal Brichacek and Robert Moreland ; Standards of beauty are increasingly influenced by the media / Deborah L. Rhode ; Market principles foster dangerous standards of beauty / Susie Orbach ; Western standards of beauty have spread via globalization / Yasmin Alibhai-Brown --
What impacts do ideals of beauty have on society? Women are judged on their appearance rather than on their competence / Natasha Walter ; Ideals of beauty need not hinder women / Raina Kelley ; Discrimination against unattractive people in the workplace is a problem / Deborah L. Rhode ; Attractiveness is necessary for some jobs / Mary Elizabeth Williams ; Media images of beauty hurt ethnic women / Lindsay Kite --
Should people strive for beauty? Striving for beauty is important / Amy Alkon ; The pursuit of beauty is harmful / Shari Graydon ; In a landmark paper just published in the prestigious "Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery," an innovative technique in African American rhinoplasty proves to preserve ethnicity, increase self-esteem / Biotech Week ; The risks of cosmetic surgery should not be ignored / Alexander Edmonds --
What are the societal effects of the beauty and fashion industries? Altered fashion magazine photographs contribute to unrealistic body images / Vivian Diller ; Altered fashion magazine photographs do not cause eating disorders / Carrie Arnold ; The fashion industry promotes eating disorders / Libby Rodenbough ; The media foster misplaced public concern about anorexia / Laurie Penny.
|Series Title:||Opposing viewpoints series (Unnumbered)|
|Responsibility:||Louise I. Gerdes, book editor.|
- Feminine beauty (Aesthetics)
- Beauty, Personal -- Psychological aspects.
- Body image.
- Aesthetics -- Social aspects.