Beauty and the Norm
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Recent decades have seen the rise of a global beauty boom, with profound effects on perceptions of bodies worldwide. Against this background, Beauty and the Norm assembles ethnographic and conceptual approaches from a variety of disciplines and across the globe to debate standardization in bodily appearance. Its contributions range from empirical research to exploratory conversations between scholars and personal reflections. Bridging hitherto separate debates in critical beauty studies, cultural anthropology, sociology, the history of science, disability studies, gender studies, and critical…mehr

Produktbeschreibung
Recent decades have seen the rise of a global beauty boom, with profound effects on perceptions of bodies worldwide. Against this background, Beauty and the Norm assembles ethnographic and conceptual approaches from a variety of disciplines and across the globe to debate standardization in bodily appearance. Its contributions range from empirical research to exploratory conversations between scholars and personal reflections. Bridging hitherto separate debates in critical beauty studies, cultural anthropology, sociology, the history of science, disability studies, gender studies, and critical race studies, this volume reflects upon the gendered, classed, and racialized body, normative regimes of representation, and the global beauty economy.
  • Produktdetails
  • Palgrave Studies in Globalization and Embodiment
  • Verlag: Springer, Berlin; Springer International Publishing
  • Artikelnr. des Verlages: 978-3-319-91173-1
  • 1st ed. 2019
  • Erscheinungstermin: 7. September 2018
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 219mm x 156mm x 25mm
  • Gewicht: 568g
  • ISBN-13: 9783319911731
  • ISBN-10: 3319911732
  • Artikelnr.: 52310437
Autorenporträt
Claudia Liebelt, Ph.D., is Assistant Professor of Social Anthropology at Bayreuth University, Germany. Her primary research interests are gender, beauty and body aesthetics, intimate labor, embodiment, and Islam in Turkey.

Sarah Böllinger, M.A., is Ph.D. Candidate and Junior Fellow of the International Graduate School of African Studies at Bayreuth University, Germany. She is the director of becks, the administrative department for disabled and chronically ill students.

Ulf Vierke, Ph.D., is Director of Iwalewahaus, the Museum for Contemporary African Arts, at Bayreuth University, Germany. He also acts as the Head of DEVA, the Digital Research Archive of African Studies.
Inhaltsangabe
I. Introduction: Changing Beauty: Doing and Undoing Norms 2. Stephan Bibrowski, The "Lion Man," And The Changing Face Of Normative Middle-Class Masculinity In Bohemia Around 1900
3. Quantifying Beauty: How Bathroom Scales Shaped Aesthetic Norms In The Dutch Interbellum 4. Debating Bodily Standardization In The Global Beauty Boom/A Conversation
Part I. Mediatizing Beauty: Representing "Alternative" Beauty
5. From Freak To Quirk Model: The Spectacularization Of The Albinotic Body 6. Prabuddha Dasgupta's Alternative Indian Advertising Beauties 7. Broken Beauty, Broken Cups: Disabled Bodies In Contemporary African Art 8. "Disability Gain" And the Limits Of Representing Alternative Beauty / A Conversation
Part II. Beauty As Self-Fashioning: Aesthetic Practices And Subjectivities
9. Fashioning the Female Muslim Body: From "Hiding Beauty" To "Managing Beauty" 10. Being Fat, But How? On The Material and Interactional Co-Constitution Of Self-Perception In Weight Watchers MeetingsAnd The Fat Acceptance Movement In Germany 11. Reshaping "Turkish" Breasts And Noses: On Cosmetic Surgery, Normative Femininities, And Bodily Autonomy 12. Conversation On Rose: A Performative Installation
Part III. Beauty Politics: Decentering The 'White Beauty' Standard
13. Body Beautiful: Comparative Meanings Of Beauty In South Africa, Brazil And Jamaica 14. "In This Country, Beauty Is Defined By Fairness Of Skin." On Skin Color Politics, Beauty Practices And Social Stratification In India 15. De-Centering Caucasian Whiteness 16. Skin Color Politics and the White Beauty Standard / A Conversation