The Beauty Industry: Gender, Culture, Pleasure

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Index

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acupuncture 155
Adkins, L. 113 , 122 , 134 , 135 -6, 138 , 185
advertising 5 , 29
body as a symbol 161
'ego-sense' 59
female sexuality 36
feminist critique 38
history of the beauty industry 26 , 31 , 32
to men 37
multinational corporations 62
representation of gender/race 21
as source of information on appropriateness 181
women's 'time for myself' 59 , 60
see also marketing
aesthetic labour 101 , 110 , 111 -15, 128 -9
see also emotional labour
aestheticisation at work 101 , 128 , 133 -6, 137 -8, 140 , 185
aesthetics 112 , 190
Africa 22 , 24
African-Americans 9 - 10 , 22 , 25
post-war beauty culture 37 -8
women's employment in the beauty industry 28 , 29 -30
see also black women
African-Caribbeans 10 , 13
age
appropriateness 11 , 51
of beauty salon clients 5 , 13 , 47
generational change 60 -5
healthy lifestyle relationship 148
influence on perception of health 143
social position 42
women's lifecourse 52 , 53 -4
ageing 53 -4, 150
Allen, Bonnie 188
Allsop, J. 105 -6
Ally McBeal63
ambivalence
appropriateness 99 , 184
femininity 50 -1, 184
gender identity 68 , 70 , 86
self-treatment skills 82
women's private spaces 90
Ann Summers 60 , 100 n, 189
anxiety 91 -2, 93 , 114 , 125 , 160
appropriateness 11 , 51 -2, 71 -5, 99
ambivalence 184

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Acknowledgements viii
  • Chapter 1 - 'Ordinary People Come Through Here' 1
  • Chapter 2 - Inventing Beauty 20
  • Chapter 3 - Just Because It Feels Good Doesn't Make It Right 40
  • Chapter 4 - The Hidden Labour of Beauty 101
  • Chapter 5 - Look Good, Feel Better 141
  • Chapter 6 - 'You Feel Better When You Leave' 179
  • Bibliography 191
  • Index 200
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