Feminine Ideal

Feminine Ideal

by Marianne Thesander

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781861890047
Publisher: Reaktion Books, Limited
Publication date: 10/28/1997
Series: Reaktion Books - Picturing History Series
Pages: 232
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author


Marianne Thesander is an ethnologist and lives in Copenhagen.

Table of Contents


Introduction
PART I: THE FEMALE PHYSICAL IDEAL
1. The Status Image
2. Morality, Perception of the Body and Aesthetics
3. Dress and Fashion
4. Propagation of the Fashion Ideal
PART II: PHYSICAL ALTERATION 1800s-1900s
5. The Corseted Woman 1880s-c. 1909
6. The New Slender Look c. 1910-29
7. The Soft-Contoured, Slender Body c. 1930-46
8. Clearly Defined Female Forms c. 1947-64
9. Physical Desexualization c. 1965-78
10. New Physical Awareness and Greater Self-Confidence c. 1978-1990s
References
Photographic Acknowledgements
Index

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