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Making Racial Beauty in the United States: Toward a History of Black Beauty

Stephanie M. H. Camp

in Connexions: Histories of Race and Sex in North America

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040399
eISBN:
9780252098819
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040399.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter argues that the tenacity of the hegemonic “white standard of beauty” ideal arises from the fact that its origins reach far back in time and deep into the nature of American racial ... 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


From Stone to Flesh: The Body of the New Aryan Man between Aesthetics and Eugenics

Johann Chapoutot

in Greeks, Romans, Germans: How the Nazis Usurped Europe's Classical Past

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780520275720
eISBN:
9780520966154
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520275720.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter examines the body of the Third Reich's new man—a body first and foremost, and one which could only be achieved through recourse to an antiquity that the Nazis held up as the archetype ... More


Connexions: Histories of Race and Sex in North America

Jennifer Brier, Jim Downs, and Jennifer L. Morgan (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040399
eISBN:
9780252098819
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040399.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This book investigates the ways in which race and sex intersect, overlap, and inform each other in United States history. The book includes thought-provoking articles that explore how to view the ... More


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