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The Beauty Myth: How Images of Beauty Are Used Against Women

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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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Includes bibliographical references (p. 329-335) and index.

Synopsis:

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."

About the Author

Naomi Wolf is the author of Promiscuitties and Fire With Fire, and her essays have appeared in The New Republic, Esquire, Ms., The Washington Post, and The New York Times. She holds a degree from Yale University and New College, Oxford University, and lives in New York City.

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ISBN:
9780060512187
Subtitle:
How Images of Beauty Are Used Against Women
Author:
Wolf, Naomi
Author:
by Naomi Wolf
Publisher:
Harper Perennial
Location:
New York
Subject:
Feminism & Feminist Theory
Subject:
Gender Studies
Subject:
Sex role
Subject:
Feminine beauty (Aesthetics)
Subject:
Femininity.
Subject:
Feminine beauty
Subject:
Women's Studies - General
Subject:
Women's Studies
Subject:
Feminist Studies-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Series Volume:
107-117
Publication Date:
20020924
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
8.01x5.36x.94 in. .62 lbs.

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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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