Beauty and Business Commerce, Gender, and Culture in Modern America
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Description: Here, historians explore how our ideas of what is attractive are influenced by a broad range of social and economic factors. They force us to reckon with the ways that beauty has been made, bought and sold in modern America.
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Copyright year: 2001
Publication date: 12/20/2000
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
|On Beauty ... and the History of Business|
|Images and Reforms|
|"Any Desired Length": Negotiating Gender through Sports Clothing, 1870-1925|
|Questionable Beauty: The Dangers and Delights of the Cigarette in American Society, 1880-1930|
|Collars and Consumers: Changing Images of American Manliness and Business|
|"Fighting the Corsetless Evil": Shaping Corsets and Culture, 1900-1930|
|Business and Work|
|A Depression-Proof Business Strategy: The California Perfume Company's Motivational Literature|
|"I Had My Own Business ... So I Didn't Have to Worry": Beauty Salons, Beauty Culturists, and the Politics of African-American Female Entrepreneurship|
|"At the Curve Exchange": Postwar Beauty Culture and Working Women at Maidenform|
|Estee Lauder: Self-Definition and the Modern Cosmetics Market|
|Black Is Profitable: The Commodification of the Afro, 1960-1975|
|"Loveliest Daughter of Our Ancient Cathay!": Representations of Ethnic and Gender Identity in the Miss Chinatown U.S.A. Beauty Pageant|
|Hiding the Scars: History of Breast Prostheses after Mastectomy Since 1945|
|Notes on the Contributors|