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 world.
Author: Peg Zeglin Brand
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Binding Type: Paperback
Size: 8.90h x 6.00w x 1.10d
About the Author
Peg Brand Weiser is Adjunct Faculty of Philosophy at the University of Arizona and Emerita Associate Professor of Philosophy and Women's Studies at Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis. She is editor of Beauty Matters and (with Carolyn Korsmeyer) Feminism and Tradition in Aesthetics, and author of numerous essays in feminist aesthetics dealing with women's art, creativity, beauty standards and sports. She served as the first Chair of the Feminist Caucus Committee of the American Society for Aesthetics and is the former First Lady of Indiana University (1994-2002).