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The bestselling classic that redefined our view od the relationship between beauty and female identity.

In today's world, women have more power, legal recognition, and professional success than ever before. Alongside the evident progress of the women's movement, however, writer and journalist Naomi Wolf is troubled by a different kind of social control, which, she argues, may prove just as restrictive as the traditional image of homemaker and wife. It's the beauty myth, an obsession with physical perfection that traps the modern woman in an endless spiral of hope, self-consciousness, and self-hatred as she tries to fulfill society's impossible definition of the flawless beauty.

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In the struggle for women's equality, there is one subject still shrouded in silence - women's compulsive pursuit of beauty. The myth of female beauty challenges every woman, every day of her life. The author exposes the tyranny of the beauty myth through the ages and its oppressive function today.

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One of the most significant books of the century, this has been reissued with a contemporary new look. 'A brilliant, bracing book ... The world has changed - a bit - over the past decade and a half, but not enough: this remains essential reading' "Guardian"

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ISBN:
9780099861904
Author:
WOLF, NAOMI
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Location:
N
Subject:
Feminist Studies-General
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Edition Description:
NEW ED
Publication Date:
19910905
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
197 x 129 in.

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Product details 352 pages Vintage Books, - English 9780099861904 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , In the struggle for women's equality, there is one subject still shrouded in silence - women's compulsive pursuit of beauty. The myth of female beauty challenges every woman, every day of her life. The author exposes the tyranny of the beauty myth through the ages and its oppressive function today.
"Synopsis" by , One of the most significant books of the century, this has been reissued with a contemporary new look. 'A brilliant, bracing book ... The world has changed - a bit - over the past decade and a half, but not enough: this remains essential reading' "Guardian"

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