The Beauty Bias

The Injustice of Appearance in Life and Law

Author: Deborah L. Rhode

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199779451

Category: Law

Page: 272

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"It hurts to be beautiful" has been a cliche for centuries. What has been far less appreciated is how much it hurts not to be beautiful. The Beauty Bias explores our cultural preoccupation with attractiveness, the costs it imposes, and the responses it demands. Beauty may be only skin deep, but the damages associated with its absence go much deeper. Unattractive individuals are less likely to be hired and promoted, and are assumed less likely to have desirable traits, such as goodness, kindness, and honesty. Three quarters of women consider appearance important to their self image and over a third rank it as the most important factor. Although appearance can be a significant source of pleasure, its price can also be excessive, not only in time and money, but also in physical and psychological health. Our annual global investment in appearance totals close to $200 billion. Many individuals experience stigma, discrimination, and related difficulties, such as eating disorders, depression, and risky dieting and cosmetic procedures. Women bear a vastly disproportionate share of these costs, in part because they face standards more exacting than those for men, and pay greater penalties for falling short. The Beauty Bias explores the social, biological, market, and media forces that have contributed to appearance-related problems, as well as feminism's difficulties in confronting them. The book also reviews why it matters. Appearance-related bias infringes fundamental rights, compromises merit principles, reinforces debilitating stereotypes, and compounds the disadvantages of race, class, and gender. Yet only one state and a half dozen localities explicitly prohibit such discrimination. The Beauty Bias provides the first systematic survey of how appearance laws work in practice, and a compelling argument for extending their reach. The book offers case histories of invidious discrimination and a plausible legal and political strategy for addressing them. Our prejudices run deep, but we can do far more to promote realistic and healthy images of attractiveness, and to reduce the price of their pursuit.
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Beauty Bias

Discrimination and Social Power

Author: Bonnie Berry

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275990121

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 164

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Shows how beauty bias operates in favor of the attractive and against those who are seen as too heavy, too short, or merely unattractive, and explains the ramifications of beauty bias in our lives.
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The Beauty Experiment

How I Skipped Lipstick, Ditched Fashion, Faced the World without Concealer, and Learned to Love the Real Me

Author: Phoebe Baker Hyde

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0738215430

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 272

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I looked at my reflection and despaired. As an exhausted young mother I felt ugly and saw that a new dress or face cream would never help. I was at risk of passing on a habit of feeling miserable about my looks to my baby girl—if nothing changed. Soon afterward Phoebe Baker Hyde made a vow: to give up new clothes, makeup, haircuts, and jewelry in hopes of revealing something she had always paid lip service to but never quite believed in—her inner beauty. The Beauty Experiment chronicles Hyde’s quest for self-acceptance in nothing but her own skin. In thoughtful, exquisite prose, Hyde holds up a mirror to all women and shows how perfectionism can keep us from achieving what we really want: happiness, confidence, and serenity.
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The Beauty Trade

Youth, Gender, and Fashion Globalization

Author: Angela B. McCracken

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199908079

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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While it is frequently trivialized, the business of beauty is one of the most important global industries, generating millions of dollars and implicating many more the world over, from consumers to corporate elites. As trends spread so do ideas about standards of appearance and what is necessary to look good and fit in -- standards that are often influenced by ideas about race, class and gender norms. In looking at beauty products, practices, and ideas of youth in Guadalajara, Mexico, The Beauty Trade takes seriously the question of whether and how beauty norms are changing in relation to the globalizing beauty economy. Angela B. V. McCracken considers who benefits and who loses from beauty globalization and what this means for gender norms among youth. Weaving together fascinating ethnographic research on beauty practices and insights from political economy theory, the book presents a feminist analysis of the global economy of beauty. Rather than a sign of frivolity, the beauty economy is intimately connected to youth's social and economic development. Cosmetic makeovers have become a modern rite of passage for girls, enabling social connections and differentiations, as well as entrepreneurial activities. The global beauty economy is a phenomenon generated by young people, mostly women, laboring in, teaching, and consuming beauty --- and eager for belonging and originality, using every mechanism at their disposal to enhance their appearance. As McCracken shows, globalization is not homogenizing beauty standards to a Western ideal; rather, it is diversifying beauty standards. The Beauty Trade explains how globalization, combined with youth's desires for uniqueness, is enabling the spread of a diversity of beauty cultures, including alternative visions of gender appropriate looks and behavior.
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It Takes All 5

A Single Mom's Guide to Finding the Real One

Author: Kerri Zane

Publisher: Morgan James Publishing

ISBN: 1614481873

Category: Self-Help

Page: 242

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A supportive survival guide for women who want a “REALationship”—not a rebound! With the wit and warmth of a girlfriend, divorced mother Kerri Zane shares her own story of bouncing back from the painful breakup of her marriage—and explains her philosophy about caring for yourself both inside and out before you make the leap into the next romantic liaison. Using solid statistics, tangible facts, proven healing mechanisms, and first person stories of wisdom, she provides a beacon to show how to become a more confident and loving whole woman, ready for the challenge of finding “the REAL One” and forming an authentic and renewable REALationship.
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In the Company of Others

An Introduction to Communication

Author: J. Dan Rothwell

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195336306

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 463

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In the Company of Others is the only textbook in the market that is organized according to the communication competence model. Competent communication is both effective in achieving goals, and appropriate to the given situation. Students can improve by learning about, and working on, the 5dimensions of this model: knowledge, skills, sensitivity, ethics, and commitment/effort. This organizational rubric ties the many topics in the course together so that students can use the ideas effectively. The model: 1. is explained in Chapter 1 2. is reinforced in every chapter (margin icons remind students when the 5 dimensions appear) 3. offers "Developing Communication Competence" self-test boxes in most chapters 4. ends each chapter with a section on improving competence in that chapter's topic.
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Pinocchio Parenting

21 Outrageous Lies We Tell Our Kids

Author: Chuck Borsellino

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416542566

Category: Religion

Page: 288

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Are you a Pinocchio Parent? You may be asking yourself these very questions: What lies, clichés, and half-truths do I tell my children? How do these lies hurt my children and my relationship with them? Clinical psychologist and author Chuck Borsellino claims that our culture condones all sorts of lies -- from "tiny fibs" to calloused misrepresentations. Though well-intentioned in our unintentional lies, we set our children up for failure and disappointment and undercut our credibility. In the pages of this book, Dr. Chuck Borsellino helps you sort out fact from fiction, intention from outcome. Most important, you'll learn a better way -- a way to help your children live life within the bounds of reality while fully exploring the dreams of their heart.
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What Women Want

An Agenda for the Women's Movement

Author: Deborah L. Rhode

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199348294

Category: Political Science

Page: 272

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American women fare worse than men on virtually every major dimension of social status, financial well-being, and physical safety. Sexual violence remains common, and reproductive rights are by no means secure. Women assume disproportionate burdens in the home and pay a heavy price in the workplace. Yet these issues are not political priorities. Nor is there a consensus that there still is a serious problem. In What Women Want, Deborah L. Rhode, one of the nation's leading scholars on women and law, brings to the discussion a broad array of interdisciplinary research as well as interviews with heads of leading women's organizations. Is the women's movement stalled? What are the major obstacles it confronts? What are its key priorities and what strategies might advance them? In addressing those questions, the book explores virtually all of the major policy issues confronting women. Topics include employment and appearance discrimination, the gender gap in pay and leadership opportunities, work/family policies, childcare, divorce, same-sex marriage, sexual harassment, domestic violence, rape, trafficking, abortion, poverty, and political representation, all with a particular focus on the capacities and limits of law as a strategy for social change. Why, despite four decades of equal employment legislation, is women's workplace status so far from equal? Why, despite a quarter century's effort at reforming rape law, is America's rate of reported rape the second highest in the developed world? Part of the problem lies in the absence of political mobilization around such issues and the underrepresentation of women in public office. In an age where many women are reluctant to identify as feminists, a broad-ranging, expert look at where American women are today is more necessary than ever. This path-breaking book explores how women can and should act on what they want.
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Principles and Techniques for the Beauty Specialist

Author: Ann Gallant,Kathy Gillott,Jackie Howard

Publisher: Nelson Thornes

ISBN: 9780748715503

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 328

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Revised and updated, with a new page layout, this edition contains material on facial cosmetics and treatments, skin diagnosis, new products, guidance on the selling role of beauty therapists, and expanded use of tables and charts for skin conditions and products. Exercises and questions are included.
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The Beauty of Physics: Patterns, Principles, and Perspectives

Author: A. R. P. Rau

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191019895

Category: Science

Page: 256

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The beauty of physics lies in its coherence in terms of a few fundamental concepts and principles. Even physicists have occasion to marvel at the overarching reach of basic principles and their ability to account for features stretching from the microscopic sub-atomic world to the cosmological expanses of the Universe. While mathematics is its natural language, physics is mostly about patterns, connections, and relations between objects and phenomena, and it is this aspect that is emphasized in this book. Since science tries to connect phenomena that at first sight appear widely different, while boiling them down to a small set of essential principles and laws, metaphor and analogy pervade our subject. Consider the pendulum, its swing from one extreme to the other often invoked in social or economic contexts. In molecular vibrations, such as in the CO2 molecule, the quantum motions of electrons and nuclei are metaphorically the pendulums. In electromagnetic radiation, including the visible light we observe, there are not even any concrete material particles, only electric and magnetic fields executing simple harmonic motion. But, to a physicist, they are all "just a pendulum". The selection of topics reflects the author's own four-decade career in research physics and his resultant perspective on the subject. While aimed primarily at physicists, including junior students, this book also addresses other readers who are willing to think with symbols and simple algebra in understanding the physical world around us. Each chapter, on themes such as dimensions, transformations, symmetries, or maps, begins with simple examples accessible to all while connecting them later to more sophisticated realizations in more advanced topics of physics.
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Die Goldene Legende

Roman

Author: Nadeem Aslam

Publisher: DVA

ISBN: 3641203147

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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Wenn ein Leben nur in der Lüge möglich ist In dem Moment, als auf der Grand Trunk Road Schüsse zu hören sind, beginnt Nargis' Leben zu zerbrechen. Ihr Ehemann gelangt versehentlich ins Kreuzfeuer und stirbt, bevor sie ihm die Wahrheit über ihre Vergangenheit beichten kann. Schon seit Längerem fürchtet sie, dass diese bald ans Licht kommen wird: Ein Unbekannter verkündet regelmäßig Geheimnisse der Anwohner vom Minarett der örtlichen Moscheen und versetzt damit Muslime und Christen gleichermaßen in Angst. Als die Lautsprecher die verbotene Liaison ihres Nachbarn mit der Tochter des muslimischen Geistlichen aufdecken, sind die Einschläge so nah, dass Nargis handeln muss ... In der für ihn typischen leuchtenden Prosa erzählt Nadeem Aslam eine Geschichte über Fanatismus, Widerstandsvermögen und die Lügen, die manchmal nötig sind, um zu überleben. Ein mutiger, zeitgemäßer und schmerzlich schöner Roman, in dem sich Pakistans Vergangenheit und Gegenwart spiegeln.
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Human Sexuality

Meeting Your Basic Needs

Author: Tina S. Miracle,Andrew W. Miracle,Roy F. Baumeister

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Psychology

Page: 674

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Designed for courses in human sexuality found in departments of psychology, health, biology, nursing, physical education, sociology and anthropology, this text provides a comprehensive introduction to human sexuality as it relates to basic human needs.
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The Myth of Choice

Personal Responsibility in a World of Limits

Author: Kent Greenfield

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300178875

Category: Education

Page: 253

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Americans are fixated on the idea of choice. Our political theory is based on the consent of the governed. Our legal system is built upon the argument that people freely make choices and bear responsibility for them. And what slogan could better express the heart of our consumer culture than "Have it your way"? In this provocative book, Kent Greenfield poses unsettling questions about the choices we make. What if they are more constrained and limited than we like to think? If we have less free will than we realize, what are the implications for us as individuals and for our society? To uncover the answers, Greenfield taps into scholarship on topics ranging from brain science to economics, political theory to sociology. His discoveries--told through an entertaining array of news events, personal anecdotes, crime stories, and legal decisions--confirm that many factors, conscious and unconscious, limit our free will. Worse, by failing to perceive them we leave ourselves open to manipulation. But Greenfield offers useful suggestions to help us become better decision makers as individuals, and to ensure that in our laws and public policy we acknowledge the complexity of choice.
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If These Walls Could Talk

Community Muralism and the Beauty of Justice

Author: Maureen O'Connell

Publisher: Liturgical Press

ISBN: 0814634044

Category: Religion

Page: 336

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Philadelphia's community muralism movement is transforming the City of Brotherly Love into the Mural Capital of the World. This remarkable groundswell of public art includes some 3,500 wall-sized canvases: On warehouses and on schools, on mosques and in jails, in courthouses and along overpasses. In If These Walls Could Talk, Maureen O'Connell explores the theological and social significance of the movement. She calls attention to some of the most startling and powerful works it has produced and describes the narratives behind them. In doing so, O'Connell illustrates the ways that the arts can help us think about and work through the seemingly inescapable problems of urban poverty and arrive at responses that are both creative and effective. This is a book on American religion. It incorporates ethnography to explore faith communities that have used larger-than-life religious imagery to proclaim in unprecedented public ways their self-understandings, memories of the past, and visions of the future. It also examines the way this art functions in larger public discourse about problems facing every city in America. But If These Walls Could Talk is also theological text. It considers the theological implications of this most democratic expression of public art, mindful of the three components of every mural: the pieces themselves, those who create them, and those who interpret them. It illuminates a kind of beauty that seeks after social change or, in other words, the largely unexplored relationship between theological aesthetics and ethics.
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The Political Thought of Hannah Arendt

Author: Michael G. Gottsegen

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791417294

Category: Philosophy

Page: 311

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It explicates Arendt's major works - The Human Condition, Between Past and Future, On Revolution, The Life of the Mind, and Lectures on Kant's Political Philosophy - and explores her contributions to democratic theory and to contemporary postmodern and neo-Kantian political philosophy
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The psychology of physical attraction

Author: Viren Swami,Adrian Furnham

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Political Science

Page: 222

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People have long been interested in the complexities of human beauty, but until recently the science of attractiveness was largely left to poets, playwrights, philosophers, and artists. This book begins the task of providing a scientific look at physical attraction, by offering an overview of scholarly work on physical beauty, culture, evolution and other aspects of human attractiveness. The Psychology of Physical Attraction begins by discussing the role of evolution in the development of what it means to be 'attractive' in contemporary society. It provides a general overview of evolutionary psychology and mate choice, as well as an in-depth focus on physical characteristics such as physical symmetry, body weight and ratios, and youthfulness. The book goes on to explore the role of societal and cultural ideals of beauty through a discussion of the social psychology of human beauty. Finally, the "morality" of physical attractiveness is examined, looking at issues such as discrimination on the basis of looks, body image and eating disorders and cosmetic surgery. Combining both evolutionary and social perspectives, this book offers a unique and comprehensive overview of the many debates involved in the science of physical attraction which ultimately allows for a better understanding of human beauty. It will be of interest to students and researchers in psychology, as well as anyone interested in the science of physical attractiveness.
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Inventing Beauty

A History of the Innovations That Have Made Us Beautiful

Author: Teresa Riordan

Publisher: Broadway

ISBN: 0767914511

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 307

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A history of the clothing, gadgets, and other products that were designed to promote female beauty is a tour of such innovations as hoop skirts, cosmetic surgery, face cream, and more, in a volume that also discusses the contributions of social trends and technological innovation. Original.
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Bias-Cut Dressmaking

Author: Gillian Holman

Publisher: Pavilion Books

ISBN: 1849943141

Category: Design

Page: 300

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Bias-cut Dressmaking is the best easy-to-follow guide to bias-cut clothes. It provides step-by-step instructions and diagrams for making over 40 items of clothing that are cut on the bias. The bias-cut technique is used by designers for cutting clothing to utilize the greater stretch in the bias or diagonal direction of the fabric. This allows the fabric to accentuate body lines and curves and drape softly. Bias-cut garments were an important feature of the designs of Madeleine Vionnet in the 1920s and 1930s but are now timeless. This classic text on the subject includes making skirts, dresses, trousers, eveningwear and even lingerie. You can make a halterneck evening dress, a cowl-necked shift dress, palazzo pants, bias-cut culottes, a cowl camisole, a strapless evening dress or a slightly flared bias skirt. The text is clearly written and laid out, making the beauty and the comfort of bias-cut clothing accessible to those not overly familiar with this type of dressmaking, including fashion students and amateur dressmakers.
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Winning the image game

a ten step masterplan for achieving power, prestige, and profit

Author: Bobbie Gee

Publisher: Pagemill Pr

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 147

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