Beauty Unlimited

Beauty Unlimited

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Emphasizing the human body in all of its forms, Beauty Unlimited expands the boundaries of what is meant by beauty both geographically and aesthetically. Peg Zeglin Brand and an international group of contributors interrogate the body and the meaning of physical beauty in this multidisciplinary volume. This striking and provocative book explores the history of bodily beautification; the physicality of socially or culturally determined choices of beautification; the interplay of gender, race, class, age, sexuality, and ethnicity within and on the body; and the aesthetic meaning of the concept of beauty in an increasingly globalized more

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  • Hardback | 448 pages
  • 162.56 x 233.68 x 33.02mm | 748.42g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • 16 color illus., 64 b&w illus.
  • 0253006422
  • 9780253006424

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"The cultural, ethnic, and geographical diversity of the artistic practices is integral to the examination of the many beauties and provides the operating premise of the book. The diversity represented in this volume whether in discourse style or topic is not an add-on; instead, it is the organizing principle. The book is designed the way I wish more courses in philosophy were designed, with the idea that the history of philosophy is just one among many important sources of beauty's knowledge." -Journal Aesthetics and Art Criticism "The title of the anthology reflects its worthy call to arms: let's move past traditional theories of beauty, move from a local to a global view, and engage in more (and different) dialogs on feminist perspectives on beauty." -Hypatia "In such different contexts these authors dramatize the various ways that beauty can function in relation to personal desires, artistic values, and social authority. Here we can discover beauty not only as a quality and a value, but also as a project and a practice that drives our lives from both within and without-internal standards, external expectations, and ambivalence meeting in provocative disputation." -from the foreword by Carolyn Korsmeyer "This collection meets a need for a feminist aesthetics text which bridges aesthetic theory, art and popular culture, and acknowledges the evolving character of standards of beauty and the many meanings of feminism around the globe." -Teaching Philosophyshow more

About Adjunct Cres (Conflict Resolution) Peg Zeglin Brand

Peg Zeglin Brand is an artist, Adjunct Associate Professor of Philosophy at IUPUI (Indiana University Purdue University-Indianapolis), and Adjunct Instructor in the University of Oregon School of Law Appropriate Dispute Resolution Center and the UO Robert D. Clark Honors College. She is the author of numerous articles in feminist philosophy and aesthetics as well as the editor of Beauty Matters (IUP, 2000) and co-editor with Carolyn Korsmeyer of Feminism and Tradition in more

Table of contents

Foreword: Carolyn KorsmeyerIntroduction: Peg Zeglin BrandPart I. Revising the Concept of Beauty: Laying the Groundwork1. Arthur Danto and the Problem of Beauty Noel Carroll2. Savages, Wild Men, Monstrous Races: The Social Construction of Race in the Early Modern Era Gregory Velazco y Trianosky3. Beauty's Relational Labor Monique Roelofs4. Queer Beauty: Winckelmann and Kant on the Vicissitudes of the Ideal Whitney Davis5. Worldwide Women Eleanor HeartneyPart II. Standards of Beauty6. Jenny Saville Remakes the Female Nude--Feminist Reflections on the State of the Art Diana Tietjens Meyers 7. Indigenous Beauty Phoebe M. Farris8. Is Medical Aesthetics Really Medical? Mary Devereaux9. The Bronze Age Revisited: The Aesthetics of Sun Tanning Jo Ellen Jacobs10. ?Tienes Culo? How to Look at Vida Guerra Karina Cespedes and Paul C. Taylor 11. Beauty between Disability and Gender: Frida Kahlo in Paper Dolls Fedwa Malti-Douglas Part III. The Body in Performance12. Beauty, Youth, and the Balinese Legong Dance Stephen Davies13. Bollywood and the Feminine: Hinduism and Images of Womanhood Jane Duran14. Seductive Shift: A Review of "The Most Beautiful Woman in Gucha" Valerie Sullivan Fuchs15. Feminist Art, Content and Beauty Keith Lehrer16. ORLAN Revisited: Disembodied Virtual Hybrid Beauty Peg Zeglin BrandPart IV. Beauty and the State17. Beauty Wars: The Struggle over Female Modesty in the Contemporary Middle East and North Africa Allen Douglas and Fedwa Malti-Douglas 18. Orientalism Inside/Out: The Art of Soody Sharifi Cynthia Freeland19. Beauty and the State: Female Bodies as State Apparatus and Recent Beauty Discourses in China Eva Kit Wah Man20. Gendered Bodies in Contemporary Chinese Art Mary WisemanContributorsIndexshow more

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