Beauty Secrets: Women and the Politics of Appearance

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South End Press, 1986 - Health & Fitness - 214 pages
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"Beauty Secrets" explores the links between appearance, gender and sexuality; it empowers women to share the secrets of their relationship to imposed standards of beauty showing how women are constantly required to 'pass' by wrapping their 'unacceptable' and 'undisguised' selves in layers of conformity to acceptable beauty standards. -- back cover.

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Wendy Chapkis is professor of Sociology and Women and Gender Studies at the University of Southern Maine in Portland, ME. She is the author of the award-winning book "Live Sex Acts: Women Performing Erotic Labor" and "Beauty Secrets: Women and the Politics of Appearance".

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