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


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

Includes content by:
  • Algis Mickunas
  • Ben Lowe
  • Usha Zacharias
  • Amira Sonbol
  • John W. Murphy
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Westport, CT
Publication year:
  • 1994


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