This is a thoughtful introduction to Japan's burgeoning beauty culture. It investigates a wide range of phenomena - aesthetic salons, dieting products, male beauty activities, and beauty language - to find out why Japanese women and men are paying so much attention to their bodies. Laura Miller uses social science and popular culture sources to connect breast enhancement, eyelid surgery, body hair removal, nipple bleaching and other beauty work to larger issues of gender ideology, the culturally constructed nature of beauty ideals, and the globalisation of beauty technologies and standards.

Beauty Up: Exploring Contemporary Japanese Body Aesthetics

SKU: 039111
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  • ISBN

    9780520245099
  • Authors

    Miller, Laura
  • Extent

    256
  • Format

    Paperback
  • Year

    2006
  • Publisher

    University of California Press

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