Beauty around the World: A Cultural Encyclopedia

by
Erin Kennyauthor
Elizabeth Gackstetter Nichols Ph.D.author
Beauty around the World: A Cultural Encyclopedia

20170630

ABC-CLIO

Pages 440
Topics Geography and World Cultures
  • eBook

    9781610699457

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Beauty around the World: A Cultural Encyclopedia

Author(s): Kenny, Erin; Nichols, Elizabeth;
Contributors: Kenny, Erin; Nichols, Elizabeth;
Abstract:

Taking the concept of beauty seriously, this encyclopedia examines how humanity has sought and continues to seek what is "beautiful" in a variety of cultural contexts, giving readers an understanding of how to look at beauty both intellectually and critically.


• Provides an interdisciplinary approach to world beauty practices, from the earliest experiments in plastic surgery in 600 B.C. to contemporary practices

• Gives readers a representative overview of beauty practices around the globe

• Documents how from cosmetics to clothing, exercise to body modification, being beautiful is a goal worldwide

• Identifies numerous authoritative sources of information for further research and reading

SortTitle: beauty around the world: a cultural encyclopedia
Keyword(s): Geography and World Cultures
Author Info:
Erin Kennyauthor
Elizabeth Gackstetter Nichols Ph.D.author
eISBN-13: 9781610699457
Cover Image URL: ~~FreeAttachments/9781610699457.jpg
Print ISBN-13: 9781610699440
Imprint: ABC-CLIO
Pages: 440
Publication Date: 20170630