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Looking Good: Male Body Image in Modern America

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A valuable examination of the tyranny of body image--this time over men

Not so long ago, what the average American man did mattered more than how he looked. Since the 1970s, however, projecting the right look has become more and more essential, and men are spending millions of dollars on fitness training, bodybuilding, hair replacement, and cosmetic surgery in the relentless pursuit of physical perfection.

What has caused American men to fall into the beauty trap so long assumed to be a special danger for women? This book looks at the confluence of social, economic, and cultural changes that have shaped the new cult of male body image in postwar America. Lynne Luciano explores what men are doing to themselves, asks why they are doing it, and discovers what this new world tells us about American society today.

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Men once dreaded being accused of vanity, but now they are spending millions on fitness training, bodybuilding, hair replacement, and cosmetic surgery in the relentless pursuit of physical perfection. In this lively examination, Luciano explores what this new world reveals about American society today.

Synopsis:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 211-247) and index.

About the Author

Lynne Luciano is an assistant professor of history at California State University, Dominguez Hills. Looking Good is her first book.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780809066384
Author:
Luciano, Lynne
Publisher:
Farrar Straus Giroux
Location:
New York
Subject:
Popular Culture
Subject:
United States - 20th Century
Subject:
Men's studies
Subject:
Body image in men
Subject:
Popular Culture - General
Subject:
Men's Studies - General
Subject:
Gender Studies-Mens Studies
Edition Number:
1st pbk ed.
Edition Description:
First
Series Volume:
490, 509, 610
Publication Date:
20020131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Includes 16 Pages of Black-and-White Ins
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 x 0.648 in

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Product details 272 pages Hill & Wang - English 9780809066384 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Men once dreaded being accused of vanity, but now they are spending millions on fitness training, bodybuilding, hair replacement, and cosmetic surgery in the relentless pursuit of physical perfection. In this lively examination, Luciano explores what this new world reveals about American society today.
"Synopsis" by , Includes bibliographical references (p. 211-247) and index.
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