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Harmful cultural practices in the west.

Author: Sheila Jeffreys
Publisher: Hove : Routledge, 2005.
Series: Women and psychology
Edition/Format:   Print book : English

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: 0415351820 9780415351829
OCLC Number: 852010818
Description: 206 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction. Chapter 1. The `grip of culture on the body': beauty practices as women's agency or women's subordination. Chapter 2. Harmful beauty practices and western culture. Chapter 3. Transfemininity: `Dressed' 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


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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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