Female beauty systems : beauty as social capital in western Europe and the United States, Middle Ages to the present /

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Imprint:Newcastle upon Tyne, UK : Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2015.
Description:1 online resource (x, 259 pages .)
Language:English
Subject:Social capital (Sociology)
Feminine beauty (Aesthetics)
Women -- Social conditions.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Discrimination & Race Relations.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Minority Studies.
Feminine beauty (Aesthetics)
Social capital (Sociology)
Women -- Social conditions.
Social & cultural history.
Gender studies: women.
Feminism & feminist theory.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Format: E-Resource Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/11909684
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Other authors / contributors:Adams, Tracy, 1959- editor.
Adams, Christine, 1962- editor.
ISBN:1443881430
9781443881432
9781443878241
1443878243
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Summary:Female beauty systems everywhere are complex, integrating markers of class, status, power, and sexuality to perform the fundamental function of sorting individuals into categories of "more" or "less" desirable. Heirs to the tradition of courtly love, modern western female beauty systems tend to share the norm of man as pursuer, woman as pursued, having developed around the trope of the madly-desiring poet or knight supplicating his aloof and lovely lady for her favor. The apparent longevity of the courtly love tradition raises the question of whether the way in which it structures male desire.
Other form:Print version: Female beauty systems. Newcastle upon Tyne, UK : Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2015 1443878243 9781443878241
Standard no.:99964806878