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Beauty and Misogyny Harmful Cultural Practices in the West

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ISBN-10: 1848724489

ISBN-13: 9781848724488

Edition: 2nd 2015 (Revised)

Authors: Sheila Jeffreys

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The new edition of Beauty and Misogyny revisits and updates Sheila Jeffreys' uncompromising critique of Western beauty practice and the industries and ideologies behind it. Jeffreys argues that beauty practices are not related to individual female choice or creative expression, but represent instead an important aspect of women's oppression. As these practices have become increasingly brutal and pervasive, the need to scrutinize and dismantle them is if anything more urgent now as it was in 2005 when the first edition of the book was published. The United Nations concept of "harmful traditional/cultural practices" provides a useful lens for the author to advance her critique. She makes…    
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Book details

Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2015
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Publication date: 12/3/2014
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 190
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English