Human body and its parts. Personal beauty

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Survival of the Prettiest: The Science of Beauty

Survival of the Prettiest

The Science of Beauty

Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group (2011)
US$13.99

A provocative and thoroughly researched inquiry into what we find beautiful and why, skewering the...

In the Flesh: The Cultural Politics of Body Modification

In the Flesh

The Cultural Politics of Body Modification

Palgrave Macmillan (2003)
US$38.00

Through an interview-based study, Victoria Pitts has researched the subcultural milieu of...

Body Work: Beauty and Self-Image in American Culture

Body Work

Beauty and Self-Image in American Culture

University of California Press (2001)
US$23.45

Today women are lifting weights to build muscle, wrapping their bodies in seaweed to reduce unwanted...

Beauty Up: Exploring Contemporary Japanese Body Aesthetics

Beauty Up

Exploring Contemporary Japanese Body Aesthetics

University of California Press (2006)
US$30.41

This engaging introduction to Japan's burgeoning beauty culture investigates a wide range of...

Vagina: A Cultural History

Vagina

A Cultural History

HarperCollins (2012)
US$14.99

One of our bestselling and most respected cultural critics, Naomi Wolf, acclaimed author of The...

Flesh Wounds: The Culture of Cosmetic Surgery

Flesh Wounds

The Culture of Cosmetic Surgery

University of California Press (2003)
US$26.06

When did cosmetic surgery become a common practice, the stuff of everyday conversation? In a work...

Carnal Thoughts: Embodiment and Moving Image Culture

Carnal Thoughts

Embodiment and Moving Image Culture

University of California Press (2004)
US$30.41

In these innovative essays, Vivian Sobchack considers the key role our bodies play in making sense...

Surgery Junkies: Wellness and Pathology in Cosmetic Culture

Surgery Junkies

Wellness and Pathology in Cosmetic Culture

Rutgers University Press (2007)
US$31.95

"Surgery Junkies is an innovative, fast-paced mix of theory and empirical research that advances our...

Customizing the Body: The Art and Culture of Tattooing

Customizing the Body

The Art and Culture of Tattooing

Temple University Press (2009)
US$29.95

Originally published in 1989, this ground-breaking ethnographic exploration of tattooing—and the art...

Cinderella's Sisters: A Revisionist History of Footbinding

Cinderella's Sisters

A Revisionist History of Footbinding

University of California Press (2005)
US$30.41

The history of footbinding is full of contradictions and unexpected turns. The practice originated...