Beauty Unlimited

Edited by Peg Zeglin Brand

Contributions by Eleanor Heartney, Noël Carroll, Gregory Velazco y Trianosky, Monique Roelofs, Whitney Davis, Diana Tietjens Meyers, Phoebe Farris, Mary Devereaux, Jo Ellen Jacobs, Karina Céspedes, Paul C. Taylor, Fedwa Malti-Douglas, Stephen Davies, Jane M. Duran, Valerie Sullivan Fuchs, Keith Lehrer, Allen Douglas, Cynthia A. Freeland, Eva Kit Wah Man and Mary Bittner Wiseman

Foreword by Carolyn Korsmeyer

Published by: Indiana University Press

448 Pages, 6.00 x 9.00 x 0.00 in, 80 b&w illus.

  • Paperback
  • 9780253006493
  • Published: December 2012


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  • 9780253006424
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  • 9780253006530
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Emphasizing the human body in all of its forms, Beauty Unlimited expands the boundaries of what is meant by beauty both geographically and aesthetically. Peg Zeglin Brand and an international group of contributors interrogate the body and the meaning of physical beauty in this multidisciplinary volume. This striking and provocative book explores the history of bodily beautification; the physicality of socially or culturally determined choices of beautification; the interplay of gender, race, class, age, sexuality, and ethnicity within and on the body; and the aesthetic meaning of the concept of beauty in an increasingly globalized world.