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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 frequently perceived as measures of worth and value. the hunt for visibility and self-acceptance should be daunting, specially for these at the cultural margins of “beauty.”

Becoming Women deals a considerate exam of the hunt for identification in an image-oriented international. That seek is advised during the stories of a gaggle of girls 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 renowned imagery with own narratives to show the “culture of contradiction” the place raises in person physique recognition were matched by means of much more restrictive female snapshot beliefs and norms. With insider insights from the Dove crusade for genuine good looks, Rice exposes the wonder industry’s colonization of women’s our bodies, and examines why “the good looks fantasy” has but to be resolved.

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