Download e-book for kindle: Becoming Women: The Embodied Self in Image Culture by Carla Rice

By Carla Rice

ISBN-10: 1442610050

ISBN-13: 9781442610057

ISBN-10: 144264043X

ISBN-13: 9781442640436

In a tradition the place good looks is foreign money, women’s our bodies are usually perceived as measures of price and price. the quest for visibility and self-acceptance might be daunting, particularly for these at the cultural margins of “beauty.”

Becoming Women bargains a considerate exam of the quest for id in an image-oriented international. That seek is instructed during the reports of a gaggle of ladies who got here of age within the wake of moment and 3rd wave feminism, that includes voices from marginalized and misrepresented groups.

Carla Rice pairs well known imagery with own narratives to show the “culture of contradiction” the place raises in person physique popularity were matched by means of much more restrictive female snapshot beliefs and norms. With insider insights from the Dove crusade for actual attractiveness, Rice exposes the sweetness industry’s colonization of women’s our bodies, and examines why “the attractiveness delusion” has but to be resolved.

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