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Layered Democracy: Expressions and Foundations

Frank Hendriks

in Vital Democracy: A Theory of Democracy in Action

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199572786
eISBN:
9780191722370
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199572786.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Political Theory

Inspired by the anthropologist Douglas, models of democracy are likened in this chapter to beauty ideals that inspire different ‘cleansing rituals’, polishing up certain forms and rubbing out others. ... More


The Commodification of the Body

Wen Hua

in Buying Beauty: Cosmetic Surgery in China

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9789888139811
eISBN:
9789888180691
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139811.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

The anxiety about body image is captured by the ubiquitous consumer culture and the ever-expanding beauty market in China today. Mass media contributes to the commodification of female appearance by ... More


From Barbie Doll to the Korean Wave

Wen Hua

in Buying Beauty: Cosmetic Surgery in China

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9789888139811
eISBN:
9789888180691
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139811.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

China was integrated into a global market economically as well as culturally. It is exposed to the influence of the omnipresent beauty ideals and consumer culture in the west. The rapid increase of ... More


Rooting and Routing Whiteness in Colonial Indonesia: From Dutch to Japanese Whiteness

L. Ayu Saraswati

in Seeing Beauty, Sensing Race in Transnational Indonesia

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836641
eISBN:
9780824871161
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836641.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines the shifts in beauty ideals in Indonesia during the colonial period by focusing on the emergence of two categories of whiteness: “European whiteness” and “Japanese whiteness.” ... More


Beauty Cuts the Knot

Evelleen Richards

in Darwin and the Making of Sexual Selection

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226436906
eISBN:
9780226437064
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226437064.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Chapter 4 extends this analysis through an examination of Darwin’s early readings in British empiricist aesthetics, notably the writings of Joshua Reynolds, Edmund Burke, and Francis Jeffrey. It is ... More


Seeing Beauty, Sensing Race in Transnational Indonesia

L. Ayu Saraswati

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836641
eISBN:
9780824871161
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836641.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

In Indonesia, light skin color has been desirable throughout recorded history. This book explores Indonesia's changing beauty ideals and traces them to a number of influences: first to ninth-century ... More


Why African American Beauty Culture Is Still Contested

Susannah Walker

in Style and Status: Selling Beauty to African American Women, 1920-1975

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813124339
eISBN:
9780813134802
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813124339.003.0008
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter discusses how many intellectual and politically active black women from the mid-1960s until the present connected their hair to their racial identity and to notions of personal ... More


Artists and Dilettanti

William St. Clair

in Lord Elgin and the Marbles

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780192880536
eISBN:
9780191670596
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192880536.003.0015
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The first collection of Elgin marbles which were kept in a shed behind Piccadilly was unpacked by June 1807, and it was all set for display. As several prominent sculptures, artists, and enthusiasts ... More


Introduction: Seeing Beauty, Sensing Race in Transnational Indonesia

L. Ayu Saraswati

in Seeing Beauty, Sensing Race in Transnational Indonesia

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836641
eISBN:
9780824871161
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836641.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This book explores the gendered and racialized ideology of emotions represented in images of beauty by focusing on transnational circulations of beauty ideals throughout different historical periods ... More


The Triumph of the Will: The Progressive Body and the Thin Ideal

Helen Zoe Veit

in Modern Food, Moral Food: Self-Control, Science, and the Rise of Modern American Eating in the Early Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9781469607702
eISBN:
9781469612751
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469607702.003.0008
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter focuses on Nina Putnam's weight loss narrative, which touched upon many of the themes underlying Americans' changing ideas about bodies and bodily mastery in the 1910s through the 1930s: ... More


From “Women in Sports” to the “New Ideal of Beauty”

Jaime Schultz

in Qualifying Times: Points of Change in U.S. Women's Sport

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038167
eISBN:
9780252095962
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038167.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

This chapter looks at how a number of milestones peppered the era as women experienced unprecedented participation opportunities. But with that progress came the “backlash” of the 1980s, a reaction ... More


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