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Beauty secrets : women and the politics of appearance

Author: W Chapkis
Publisher: Boston, MA : South End Press, ©1986.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Beauty Secrets" explores the links between appearance, gender and sexuality; it empowers women to share the secrets of their relationship to imposed standards of beauty showing how women are constantly required to 'pass' by wrapping their 'unacceptable' and 'undisguised' selves in layers of conformity to acceptable beauty standards. -- back cover.
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Chapkis, W. (Wendy).
Beauty secrets.
Boston, MA : South End Press, ©1986
(OCoLC)569848197
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: W Chapkis
ISBN: 0896082806 9780896082809 0896082792 9780896082793
OCLC Number: 14166624
Description: 214 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Secrets --
Changing landscapes --
Skin Deep --
Dress as success --
Ugly as sin --
Toward a more colorful revolution.
Responsibility: Wendy Chapkis ; photos, Gon Buurman.

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"Beauty Secrets" explores the links between appearance, gender and sexuality; it empowers women to share the secrets of their relationship to imposed standards of beauty showing how women are constantly required to 'pass' by wrapping their 'unacceptable' and 'undisguised' selves in layers of conformity to acceptable beauty standards. -- back cover.

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