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Beauty and misogyny : harmful cultural practices in the West

By: Jeffreys, SheilaSeries: Women and psychologyPublisher: Hove, East Sussex ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2015Edition: Second editionDescription: 1 online resource (xxiii, 189 pages)ISBN: 9781317675440; 1317675444; 1848724470; 9781848724471; 9781322345123; 1322345120; 9781315771458; 1315771454Subject(s): Feminine beauty (Aesthetics) | Human body -- Social aspects | Women -- Social life and customs | Women -- Health and hygiene | Women in popular culture | MisogynyGenre/Form: Electronic books.LOC classification: HQ1219 | .J44 2015Online resources: Click here to view e-Book
Contents:
The 'grip of culture on the body': beauty practices as women's agency or women's subordination -- Harmful cultural practices and Western culture -- Transfemininity: 'dressed' men reveal the naked reality of male power -- Pornochic: prostitution constructs beauty -- Fashion and misogyny -- Making up is hard to do -- Men's foot and shoe fetishism, and the disabling of women -- Cutting up women: beauty practices as self-mutilation by proxy.
Summary: The new edition of Beauty and Misogyny revisits and updates Sheila Jeffreys' uncompromising critique of Western beauty practice and the industries and ideologies behind it. Jeffreys argues that beauty practices are not related to individual female choice or creative expression, but represent instead an important aspect of women's oppression. As these practices have become increasingly brutal and pervasive, the need to scrutinize and dismantle them is if anything more urgent now as it was in 2005 when the first edition of the book was published. The United Nations concept of ""harmful tradition.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

The 'grip of culture on the body': beauty practices as women's agency or women's subordination -- Harmful cultural practices and Western culture -- Transfemininity: 'dressed' men reveal the naked reality of male power -- Pornochic: prostitution constructs beauty -- Fashion and misogyny -- Making up is hard to do -- Men's foot and shoe fetishism, and the disabling of women -- Cutting up women: beauty practices as self-mutilation by proxy.

The new edition of Beauty and Misogyny revisits and updates Sheila Jeffreys' uncompromising critique of Western beauty practice and the industries and ideologies behind it. Jeffreys argues that beauty practices are not related to individual female choice or creative expression, but represent instead an important aspect of women's oppression. As these practices have become increasingly brutal and pervasive, the need to scrutinize and dismantle them is if anything more urgent now as it was in 2005 when the first edition of the book was published. The United Nations concept of ""harmful tradition.

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