Beauty around the world : a cultural encyclopedia / Erin Kenny and Elizabeth Gackstetter Nichols
Book | ABC-CLIO | 2017
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xxiv, 416 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (pages 381-385) and index.
Contents
List of Entries -- Preface -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction -- The Encyclopedia
Appendix: Opposing Viewpoints
Question1: Psychology with a Scalpel: Does Cosmetic Surgery Boost Self-Esteem? -- Response 1: Psychology with a Scalpel: Yes, Cosmetic Surgery Boosts Self-Esteem -- Response 2: Cosmetic Surgery: Boon or Bane?
Question 2: Is Beauty a Biological Imperative or a Cultural Preference? -- Response 1: What Could You Expect from a Nation that Has Won a Total of 22 International Beauty Pageants? -- Response 2: On the Irrelevance of Genetics
Question 3: The Rise of the Transgendered Beauty Pageant: Is Biology a Fixed Category? -- Response 1: Transgender Beaty Pageants: An Imperfect Solution -- Response 2: Transgender Pageants: An Occasion for Celebration
Question 4: If Beauty is Only Skin Deep, Why is it so Important? -- Response 1: Beauty and the Law -- Response 2: Language is Skin Deep - A Glance at Metaphorical Beauty
Question 5: How is Men's Beauty Increasingly Commodified? -- Response 1: Men's Beauty -- Response 2: Subtle Play by Mr. Gray
Selected Bibliography -- About the Authors and Contributors -- Index
List of Entries
Acne and Acne Treatments -- Advertising -- Airbrushing -- Apatani Tribe, India -- Argentina
Baldness -- Barbershop -- Barbie -- Bathing and Showering -- BBW (Big, Beautiful Woman) -- Beards, See Facial Hair -- Bindi -- "Black Is Beautiful Movement," or Black Power -- Blondes and Blonde Hair -- Bodybuilding -- Body Dysmorphic Disorder -- Body Modification -- Body Positivity -- Botox -- Brazil -- Breast Augmentation and Reduction Surgeries -- Breast Binding (Chest Binding) -- Breast Ironing -- Breasts -- Brunettes and Black Hair -- Bunda -- Burlesque -- Burqa -- Buttocks Lifts and Implants -- Butts and Booty
The Caribbean -- Chemical Peeks and Fillers -- China -- Class -- Corn Rows ("Cane Rows") -- Corsets, Shapewear, and Waist Trainers
Dance-Hall Beauty: Skin Out and Bling -- Decolletage -- Dental Hygiene and Cosmetic Dentistry -- Deodorant and Antiperspirants -- Disciplinary Practices/Disciplinary Power -- Dove Campaign for Real Beauty -- Drag -- Dreadlocks
Eating Disorders -- Egypt -- Elongated Labia -- Exoticize -- Eye Color -- Eye Shape -- Eyebrows -- Eyelid Surgery
Facelifts -- Facial Hair -- Feminism -- Fetish -- Footbinding
Geisha -- Gender -- Goth and Gothic -- Greece -- Grillz (Grills)
Hair -- Hair Dye -- Hair Extensions and Weaves -- Hair Removal -- Hair Straightening -- Headbinding -- Height -- Henna. See Mehendi -- High Heels -- Hijab -- Himba of Nambia (Herero, Ovahimba) -- Hourglass Shape
India -- Indonesia -- Injections -- Iran -- Italy
Japan -- Jewelry
Kayan (Karen) Neck Rings (Padaung Neck Rings) -- Kayapo
Labiaplasty -- Leg Lengthening Surgery -- Liposuction -- Lip Plates -- Lips -- Lipstick and Lip Tattoos -- Long Earlobes
Maasai -- Magazines -- Makeup and Cosmetics -- Male Gaze -- Manicure -- Mannequin -- Manscaping -- Masculinity -- Maya -- Mehendi (Hina, Henna) -- Metrosexual -- Mexico -- Moko Tattoo -- Monroe, Marilyn -- Moustache. See Facial Hair
Narcissism -- Nose Jobs
Obesity -- Orientalism -- The "Other" -- Otoplasty
Pageants, Indigenous -- Pageants - International, National, and Local Contests -- Pageants - Transpageants -- Pedicure -- Performance/Performativity -- Perfumes and Scented Oils -- Piercing -- Plastic Surgery -- Pomade -- Progressive Muscularity
Red Hair/Ginger -- Ritual Cleansing (Ritual Purification)
Salons -- Scarification -- Sexy -- Shapewear. See Corsets, Shapewear, and Waist Trainers -- Shaving. See Hair Removal -- Shea Butter -- Skin Bleaching. See Skin Whitening -- Skin Tone -- Skin Whitening -- Social Construction of Beauty -- Sousa, Osmel -- South Korea -- Supermodels -- Symmetry
Tanning -- Tattoos -- Teeth Blackening -- Tooth Chipping (Teeth Chiseling, Teeth Modification, Tooth Sharpening) -- Tuareg
United Kingdom -- United States
Vanity -- Venezuela
Walker, Madame C. J. -- Weight -- Wife Fattening -- Wodaabe Fulani (Niger) -- Wrinkles -- Wudu
Yaeba (Tooth Crowding) -- Youth
Summary
Taking the concept of beauty seriously, this encyclopedia examines how humanity has sought and continues to seek what is "beautiful" in a variety of cultural contexts, giving readers an understanding of how to look at beauty both intellectually and critically.
94.00 COSMET (31-502-1)
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Nichols, Elizabeth Gackstetter, author.
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