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The beauty trade : youth, gender, and fashion globlization

Author: Angela B McCracken
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, [2014]
Series: Oxford studies in gender and international relations.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"While it is frequently trivialized, the business of beauty is one of the most important global industries, generating millions of dollars and implicating many more the world over, from consumers to corporate elites. As trends spread so do ideas about standards of appearance and what is necessary to look good and fit in -- standards that are often influenced by ideas about race, class and gender norms. In looking at  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Angela B McCracken
ISBN: 9780199908066 0199908060
OCLC Number: 849740877
Description: 210 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: The beauty trade --
Seeing the global economy of beauty through gender lenses --
Here comes the Quinceañera: isn't she beautiful? --
Princess dresses, sexy dances, and eye shadow: the construction of a global political economy of beauty through a makeover --
Beauty and the Quince: a reproductive economy view --
Beauty has a price: the global productive economy of beauty --
Different brands of beauty: subcultures and the global virtual economy --
Conclusion: Youth, gender and fashion globalization.
Series Title: Oxford studies in gender and international relations.
Responsibility: by Angela B.V. McCracken.

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The Beauty Trade is an analysis of the globalization of beauty products, practices, and ideas, as seen through the lives of youth in Mexico. Far from frivolous, the beauty economy is key to youth's  Read more...

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