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Introduction

Heather Laine Talley

in Saving Face: Disfigurement and the Politics of Appearance

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814784105
eISBN:
9781479840052
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814784105.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This introductory chapter briefly discusses beauty culture, the shared set of language, meanings, norms, and practices focused on the cultivation of attractiveness. The topic is essential in ... More


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