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Beauty and misogyny : harmful cultural practices in the West / Sheila Jeffreys.

By: Jeffreys, Sheila.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookCall no.: HQ1219 .J44 2015Series: Women and psychology: Publication: Hove, East Sussex ; New York : Routledge, 2015Edition: 2nd ed.Description: xxiii, 189 p.ISBN: 9781848724488; 1848724470; 9781848724471; 1848724489.Subject(s): Feminine beauty (Aesthetics) | Human body -- Social aspects | Women -- Social life and customs | Women -- Health and hygiene | Women in popular culture | Misogyny
Contents:
The 'grip of culture on the body': beauty practices as women's agency or women's subordination -- Harmful cultural practices and Western culture -- Transfemininity: 'dressed' men reveal the naked reality of male power -- Pornochic: prostitution constructs beauty -- Fashion and misogyny -- Making up is hard to do -- Men's foot and shoe fetishism, and the disabling of women -- Cutting up women: beauty practices as self-mutilation by proxy.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 167-182) and index.

The 'grip of culture on the body': beauty practices as women's agency or women's subordination -- Harmful cultural practices and Western culture -- Transfemininity: 'dressed' men reveal the naked reality of male power -- Pornochic: prostitution constructs beauty -- Fashion and misogyny -- Making up is hard to do -- Men's foot and shoe fetishism, and the disabling of women -- Cutting up women: beauty practices as self-mutilation by proxy.

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