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Title Ideals of feminine beauty : philosophical, social, and cultural dimensions / edited by Karen A. Callaghan.

Published Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1994.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Giblin Eunson  305.42 IDEA    AVAILABLE
Physical description xv, 184 p. ; 25 cm.
Series Contributions in women's studies ; no. 141
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [175]-177) and index.
Contents Introduction / Karen A. Callaghan -- 1. The Terrible Beauty and Her Reflective Force / Algis Mickunas -- 2. Body Images and the Politics of Beauty: Formation of the Feminine Ideal in Medieval and Early Modern Europe / Ben Lowe -- 3. The Sita Myth and Hindu Fundamentalism: Masculine Signs of Feminine Beauty / Usha Zacharias -- 4. Changing Perceptions of Feminine Beauty in Islamic Society / Amira Sonbol -- 5. Symbolic Violence and the Disembodiment of Identity / John W. Murphy -- 6. Making Love Alone: Videocentrism and the Case of Modern Pornography / Eric Mark Kramer -- 7. The Anorexic as Overconformist: Toward a Reinterpretation of Eating Disorders / Debra Gimlim -- 8. Female Bodily Perfection and the Divided Self / Catherine G. Valentine -- 9. The Frosting of the American Woman: Self-esteem Construction and Social Control in the Hair Salon / J. Greg Getz and Hanne K. Klein -- 10. Young African-American Women and the Language of Beauty / Maxine Leeds.
11. Nothing to Lose: A Naturalistic Study of Size Acceptance in Fat Women / Cheri K. Erdman.
Other author Callaghan, Karen A.
Subject Feminine beauty (Aesthetics)
Sex role.
ISBN 0313261369 (alk. paper)