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Author Miller, Laura, 1953-

Title Beauty up : exploring contemporary Japanese body aesthetics / Laura Miller
Published Berkeley : University of California Press, [2006]
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 256 pages) : illustrations
Contents Introduction: approaches to body aesthetics and the beauty system -- Changing beauty ideology -- Aesthetic salons -- Mammary mania -- Body fashion and beauty etiquette -- Male beauty work -- The well-behaved appetite -- The language of esute -- Esute power
Summary An introduction to Japan's burgeoning beauty culture, which investigates a range of phenomenon - 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. It aims to challenge various assumptions about the naturalness of beauty standards
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 215-239) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Beauty culture -- Japan.
Beauty, Personal -- Japan.
Body image -- Japan.
Human body -- Social aspects -- Japan.
Philosophy, Japanese.
Japan -- Social life and customs.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2005016386
ISBN 0520245083 (cloth ; alk. paper)
0520245091 (paperback; alk. paper)
0520938844 (electronic bk.)
1429402342 (electronic bk.)
9780520245082 (cloth ; alk. paper)
9780520245099 (paperback; alk. paper)
9780520938847 (electronic bk.)
9781429402347 (electronic bk.)