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Beauty and misogyny : harmful cultural practices in the West

Author: Sheila Jeffreys
Publisher: London : Routledge, 2006
Series: Women and psychology
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : ReprintedView 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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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sheila Jeffreys
ISBN: 9780415351836 0415351839 9780415351829 0415351820
OCLC Number: 475920477
Notes: Originalår: 2005
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
Description: viii, 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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