eBook Beauty around the World: A Cultural Encyclopedia, 1st Edition

  • Erin Kenny
  • Elizabeth Gackstetter Nichols
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  • ISBN-10: 1610699459
  • ISBN-13: 9781610699457
  • DDC: 646.7
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 416 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2017 | Published/Released December 2017
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2017
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About

Overview

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.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
List of Entries.
Preface.
Acknowledgments.
Introduction.
1: Acne and Acne Treatments.
2: Advertising.
3: Airbrushing.
4: Apatani Tribe, India.
5: Argentina.
6: Baldness.
7: Barbershop.
8: Barbie.
9: Bathing and Showering.
10: Bbw (Big, Beautiful Woman).
11: Bindi.
12: “Black is Beautiful Movement,” or Black Power.
13: Blondes and Blonde Hair.
14: Bodybuilding.
15: Body Dysmorphic Disorder.
16: Body Modification.
17: Body Positivity.
18: Botox.
19: Brazil.
20: Breast Augmentation and Reduction Surgeries.
21: Breast Binding (Chest Binding).
22: Breast Ironing.
23: Breasts.
24: Brunettes and Black Hair.
25: Bunda.
26: Burlesque.
27: Burqa.
28: Buttocks Lifts and Implants.
29: Butts and Booty.
30: The Caribbean.
31: Chemical Peels and Fillers.
32: China.
33: Class.
34: Corn Rows (“Cane Rows”).
35: Corsets, Shapewear, and Waist Trainers.
36: Dance-Hall Beauty: Skin Out and Bling.
37: Décolletage.
38: Dental Hygiene and Cosmetic Dentistry.
39: Deodorant and Antiperspirants.
40: Disciplinary Practices/Disciplinary Power.
41: Dove Campaign for Real Beauty.
42: Drag.
43: Dreadlocks.
44: Eating Disorders.
45: Egypt.
46: Elongated Labia.
47: Exoticize.
48: Eye Color.
49: Eye Shape.
50: Eyebrows.
51: Eyelid Surgery.
52: Facelifts.
53: Facial Hair.
54: Feminism.
55: Fetish.
56: Footbinding.
57: Geisha.
58: Gender.
59: Goth and Gothic.
60: Greece.
61: Grillz (Grills).
62: Hair.
63: Hair Dye.
64: Hair Extensions and Weaves.
65: Hair Removal.
66: Hair Straightening.
67: Headbinding.
68: Height.
69: High Heels.
70: Hijab.
71: Himba of Namibia (Herero, Ovahimba).
72: Hourglass Shape.
73: India.
74: Indonesia.
75: Injections.
76: Iran.
77: Italy.
78: Japan.
79: Jewelry.
80: Kayan (Karen) Neck Rings (“Padaung Neck Rings”).
81: Kayapo.
82: Labiaplasty.
83: Leg Lengthening Surgery.
84: Liposuction.
85: Lip Plates.
86: Lips.
87: Lipstick and Lip Tattoos.
88: Long Earlobes.
89: Maasai.
90: Magazines.
91: Makeup and Cosmetics.
92: Male Gaze.
93: Manicure.
94: Mannequin.
95: Manscaping.
96: Masculinity.
97: Maya.
98: Mehendi (Hina, Henna).
99: Metrosexual.
100: Mexico.
101: Moko Tattoos.
102: Monroe, Marilyn.
103: Narcissism.
104: Nose Jobs.
105: Obesity.
106: Orientalism.
107: The “Other”.
108: Otoplasty.
109: Pageants, Indigenous.
110: Pageants—International, National, and Local Contests.
111: Pageants—Transpageants.
112: Pedicure.
113: Performance/Performativity.
114: Perfumes and Scented Oils.
115: Piercing.
116: Plastic Surgery.
117: Pomade.
118: Progressive Muscularity.
119: Red Hair/Ginger.
120: Ritual Cleansing (Ritual Purification).
121: Salons.
122: Scarification.
123: Sexy.
124: Shea Butter.
125: Skin Tone.
126: Skin Whitening.
127: Social Construction of Beauty.
128: Sousa, Osmel.
129: South Korea.
130: Supermodels.
131: Symmetry.
132: Tanning.
133: Tattoos.
134: Teeth Blackening.
135: Tooth Chipping (Teeth Chiseling, Teeth Modification, Tooth Sharpening).
136: Tuareg.
137: United Kingdom.
138: United States.
139: Vanity.
140: Venezuela.
141: Walker, Madame C. J..
142: Weight.
143: Wife Fattening.
144: Wodaabe Fulani (Niger).
145: Wrinkles.
146: Wudu.
147: Yaeba (Tooth Crowding).
148: Youth.
Appendix: Opposing Viewpoints.
Question 1: 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 Beauty 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.
Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
List of Entries.
Preface.
Acknowledgments.
Introduction.
1: Acne and Acne Treatments.
2: Advertising.
3: Airbrushing.
4: Apatani Tribe, India.
5: Argentina.
6: Baldness.
7: Barbershop.
8: Barbie.
9: Bathing and Showering.
10: Bbw (Big, Beautiful Woman).
11: Bindi.
12: “Black is Beautiful Movement,” or Black Power.
13: Blondes and Blonde Hair.
14: Bodybuilding.
15: Body Dysmorphic Disorder.
16: Body Modification.
17: Body Positivity.
18: Botox.
19: Brazil.
20: Breast Augmentation and Reduction Surgeries.
21: Breast Binding (Chest Binding).
22: Breast Ironing.
23: Breasts.
24: Brunettes and Black Hair.
25: Bunda.
26: Burlesque.
27: Burqa.
28: Buttocks Lifts and Implants.
29: Butts and Booty.
30: The Caribbean.
31: Chemical Peels and Fillers.
32: China.
33: Class.
34: Corn Rows (“Cane Rows”).
35: Corsets, Shapewear, and Waist Trainers.
36: Dance-Hall Beauty: Skin Out and Bling.
37: Décolletage.
38: Dental Hygiene and Cosmetic Dentistry.
39: Deodorant and Antiperspirants.
40: Disciplinary Practices/Disciplinary Power.
41: Dove Campaign for Real Beauty.
42: Drag.
43: Dreadlocks.
44: Eating Disorders.
45: Egypt.
46: Elongated Labia.
47: Exoticize.
48: Eye Color.
49: Eye Shape.
50: Eyebrows.
51: Eyelid Surgery.
52: Facelifts.
53: Facial Hair.
54: Feminism.
55: Fetish.
56: Footbinding.
57: Geisha.
58: Gender.
59: Goth and Gothic.
60: Greece.
61: Grillz (Grills).
62: Hair.
63: Hair Dye.
64: Hair Extensions and Weaves.
65: Hair Removal.
66: Hair Straightening.
67: Headbinding.
68: Height.
69: High Heels.
70: Hijab.
71: Himba of Namibia (Herero, Ovahimba).
72: Hourglass Shape.
73: India.
74: Indonesia.
75: Injections.
76: Iran.
77: Italy.
78: Japan.
79: Jewelry.
80: Kayan (Karen) Neck Rings (“Padaung Neck Rings”).
81: Kayapo.
82: Labiaplasty.
83: Leg Lengthening Surgery.
84: Liposuction.
85: Lip Plates.
86: Lips.
87: Lipstick and Lip Tattoos.
88: Long Earlobes.
89: Maasai.
90: Magazines.
91: Makeup and Cosmetics.
92: Male Gaze.
93: Manicure.
94: Mannequin.
95: Manscaping.
96: Masculinity.
97: Maya.
98: Mehendi (Hina, Henna).
99: Metrosexual.
100: Mexico.
101: Moko Tattoos.
102: Monroe, Marilyn.
103: Narcissism.
104: Nose Jobs.
105: Obesity.
106: Orientalism.
107: The “Other”.
108: Otoplasty.
109: Pageants, Indigenous.
110: Pageants—International, National, and Local Contests.
111: Pageants—Transpageants.
112: Pedicure.
113: Performance/Performativity.
114: Perfumes and Scented Oils.
115: Piercing.
116: Plastic Surgery.
117: Pomade.
118: Progressive Muscularity.
119: Red Hair/Ginger.
120: Ritual Cleansing (Ritual Purification).
121: Salons.
122: Scarification.
123: Sexy.
124: Shea Butter.
125: Skin Tone.
126: Skin Whitening.
127: Social Construction of Beauty.
128: Sousa, Osmel.
129: South Korea.
130: Supermodels.
131: Symmetry.
132: Tanning.
133: Tattoos.
134: Teeth Blackening.
135: Tooth Chipping (Teeth Chiseling, Teeth Modification, Tooth Sharpening).
136: Tuareg.
137: United Kingdom.
138: United States.
139: Vanity.
140: Venezuela.
141: Walker, Madame C. J..
142: Weight.
143: Wife Fattening.
144: Wodaabe Fulani (Niger).
145: Wrinkles.
146: Wudu.
147: Yaeba (Tooth Crowding).
148: Youth.
Appendix: Opposing Viewpoints.
Question 1: 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 Beauty 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.