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Beauty and misogyny : harmful cultural practices in the West

Author: Sheila Jeffreys
Publisher: New York, NY : Routledge, 2005.
Series: Women and psychology.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book seeks to explain why harmful beauty practices persist and have become so extreme. It also considers how a culture of resistance to these practices can be created.

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Sheila Jeffreys
ISBN: 0415351820 9780415351829 0415351839 9780415351836
OCLC Number: 466958848
Description: 206 s.
Contents: Introduction --
Chapter 1 The 'grip of culture on the body': :beauty practices as women's agency or women's subordination Chapter 2 --
Harmful cultural practices and western culture / Chapter 3 --
Transfemininity: 'Dresssed' men reveal the naked reality of male power / Chapter 4 --
Pornochic: prostitution constructs beauty / Chapter 5 --
Fashion and Misogyny / Chapter 6 --
Making up is hard to do / Chapter 7 --
Men's foot and shoe fetishism and the disabling of women / Chapter 8 --
Cutting Up Women: beauty practices as self-mutilation by proxy / Conclusion --
A culture of resistance.
Series Title: Women and psychology.
Responsibility: Sheila Jeffreys.
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"In Jeffreys' latest book, she questions why the beauty industry is expanding, and why liberal feminists should see a virtue in women having the power to choose practices that a few years back were Read more...

 
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