Ideals of Feminine Beauty: Philosophical, Social, and Cultural Dimensions

Synopsis

Few books in this field focus solely on beauty ideals, and this volume is unique in terms of its scholarly, interdisciplinary approach. The eleven chapters offer readers a comprehensive analysis of beauty and patriarchy. They reflect a variety of approaches to the study of feminine beauty, including philosophical, historical, sociological, cross-cultural, and empirical. Feminine beauty is discussed as a means of patriarchal, social control, which shapes the socio-cultural, political context as well as the everyday lives of women.

Additional information

Contributors:
Includes content by:
  • Algis Mickunas
  • Ben Lowe
  • Usha Zacharias
  • Amira Sonbol
  • John W. Murphy
  • Algis Mickunas
  • Ben Lowe
  • Usha Zacharias
  • Amira Sonbol
  • John W. Murphy
  • Eric Mark Kramer
  • Debra Gimlim
  • Catherine G. Valentine
  • J. Greg Getz
  • Hanne K. Klein
  • Maxine Leeds
  • Cheri K. Erdman
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Westport, CT
Publication year:
  • 1994