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Carving Up Beauty

 

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Amber Jackson examines pre-colonial Yoruba aesthetics through art and oral literature with the goal of examining the uses and value of beauty as a social tool of control and maintenance. In reinforcing and accepting socially selected beauty ideals, pre-colonial Yoruba society also reinforced acceptable patterns of behavior, gender dynamics, and gendered notions of success, making beauty an indicator of conformity and social belonging. By examining the ancient Yoruba people, this work presents a case study that sheds light on the sociological functions of beauty standards.

Product Specifications
SKU :COC53255
AuthorAmber Jackson
LanguageEnglish
BindingPaperback
Number of Pages92
Publishing Year2014-01-22T00:00:00.000
ISBN9783639703498
Edition1 st
Book TypeSociology
Country of ManufactureIndia
Product BrandScholars' Press
Product Packaging InfoBox
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Product First Available On ClickOnCare.com2015-06-08 00:00:00