The culture of beauty /

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[ 01. English Non Fiction ] Authors: Espejo, Roman,--1977- Series: Opposing viewpoints series. Published by : Greenhaven Press, (Detroit :) Physical details: 220 p. : ill. ; 22 cm. Subject(s): Feminine beauty (Aesthetics). | Aesthetics --Social aspects. Year : 2010 01. English Non Fiction Item type : 01. English Non Fiction
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 197)and index.

What are the standards of beauty? The standards of beauty are universal / Elizabeth Quil -- The standards of beauty are based on culture / Lea Hf̲el -- The standards of beauty are becoming multiracial / William Lee Adams -- The standards of beauty are homogenous / Joanna Briscoe -- The standards of beauty are changing / Christine Lennon -- How do images of beauty affect society? The images of beauty are unrealistic and hurt women / Kirsten Anderberg -- The images of beauty do not hurt women / Linda M. Scott -- Beautiful people have advantages in the workplace / Gordon L. Patzer -- Beautiful people may not have advantages in the workplace / Jennifer Chamberlain -- Should people strive for beauty? Cosmetics can enhance physical appearances and self-esteem / Annalisa Barbieri -- Individuals should focus on self-acceptance / Carlin Flora -- Cosmetic surgery is used to alter ethnic characteristics / Alicia Ouellette -- Cosmetic surgery is moving toward multiethnic beauty ideals / Anupreeta Das -- What are the effects of the beauty and fashion industries? The beauty industry promotes unrealistic beauty standards / Stacy Malkan -- The beauty industry no longer embraces the unrealistic beauty standards of models / Jessica B. Matlin -- Many cosmeceuticals are effective / Heather Granato -- Many cosmeceuticals tout misleading claims / Erika Kawalek -- The fashion industry may be linked to poor body image and eating disorders / Nanci Hellmich -- Women can choose to follow the body image promoted by the fashion industry / Garance Franke-Ruta.

Examines both sides of the issues surrounding the obsession with image, from beauty standards to societal impact and from individual aspirations of beauty to effects of the beauty and fashion industries.