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Face value : the hidden ways that beauty shapes women's lives

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"Part social commentary, part cultural analysis, part careful investigation and part powerful personal anecdotes, a provocative book explores the relationship between appearance and science, social...

"Part social commentary, part cultural analysis, part careful investigation and part powerful personal anecdotes, a provocative book explores the relationship between appearance and science, social media, sex, friendship, language and advertising to show how beauty actually affects us day to day,"--NoveList.

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Creator
Autumn Whitefield-Madrano
Format
Books
Language
English
Publication
  • First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition
  • New York, NY : Simon & Schuster, 2016
  • ©2016
Physical Details
  • x, 275 pages ; 24 cm
ISBNs
9781476754000, 1476754004, 9781476754055, 9781476754048, 1476754047
OCLC
ocn926313092

  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 233-266) and index.

  • Introduction: Beyond the beauty myth -- The pencil test: quantifying the unquantifiable -- Hotties, foxes, and cankles: why we use the words we do -- Lipstick isn't cubist: the artifice of beauty -- The eye of the beholder: sex, dating, and romance -- The prettiest girl in the room: bonding, competition, and other women -- Who's afraid of the Big Bad Media?: skinny models, idealized images, and why maybe it's not such a big deal -- "Like" me: how social media and 24/7 surveillance are shaping women's -- and men's -- self-image -- "Don't you know you're beautiful?": the therapeutic beauty narrative -- Conclusion: Skin deep: looking beyond beauty
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