Beauty Myth - Naomi Wolf (Paperback)

How Images of Beauty are Used Against Women

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In the struggle for women's equality, there is one subject still shrouded in silence - women's compulsive pursuit of beauty. Naomi Wolf exposes the tyranny of the beauty myth through the ages and its oppressive function today, in the home and at work, in literature and the media, in relationships between men and women, between women and women.

Product Details

Barcode
9780099861904
Department
Books
Released
5 Sep 1991
Supply Source
UK

Book

Author
Naomi Wolf
Subtitle
How Images of Beauty are Used Against Women
Binding
Paperback
Publisher
Vintage Publishing
Language
English
Number of Pages
352
Dimensions
198 x 129 x 23mm (252g)

Summary

In the struggle for women's equality, there is one subject still shrouded in silence - women's compulsive pursuit of beauty. The myth of female beauty challenges every woman, every day of her life.

Naomi Wolf exposes the tyranny of the beauty myth through the ages and its oppressive function today, in the home and at work, in literature and the media, in relationships between men and women, between women and women. With pertinent and intelligent examples, she confronts the beauty industry and its advertising and uncovers the reasons why women are consumed by this destructive obsession.

Non-Fiction

General Subject
Gender Studies
BISAC Subject 1
Social Science / Feminism & Feminist Theory
BISAC Subject 2
Social Science / Popular Culture
BISAC Subject 3
Health & Fitness / Beauty & Grooming
BISAC Subject 4
Social Science / Women's Studies
BISAC Subject 5
Social Science / Popular Culture
BIC Classification 1
Gender studies: women
Library Subject 1
Women Health
Library Subject 2
Grooming, Personal
Library Subject 3
Women Health
Dewey Classification
646.72
Readership
Tertiary Education (US: College)

Author Bio

Naomi Wolf was born in 1962 in San Francisco. She studied at Yale before becoming a Rhodes scholar at New College, Oxford, and working in Edinburgh. The Beauty Myth was published in 1990 and was an international bestseller. This was followed by Fire with Fire, Promiscuities, Misconceptions and The Tree House.