Beauty Imagined

Author: Geoffrey Jones
Editor: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 0199556490
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The global beauty business permeates our lives, influencing how we perceive ourselves and what it is to be beautiful. This book provides the first authoritative history of the global beauty industry from its emergence in the 19th century to the present day, exploring how today's global giants such as Avon, Coty, Estée Lauder, and L'Oréal, grew.

Female Beauty Systems

Author: Christine Adams
Editor: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1443881430
Size: 18,80 MB
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Female beauty systems everywhere are complex, integrating markers of class, status, power, and sexuality to perform the fundamental function of sorting individuals into categories of “more” or “less” desirable. Heirs to the tradition of courtly love, modern western female beauty systems tend to share the norm of man as pursuer, woman as pursued, having developed around the trope of the madly-desiring poet or knight supplicating his aloof and lovely lady for her favor. The apparent longevity of the courtly love tradition raises the question of whether the way in which it structures male desire in reaction to female beauty is part of a “universal” tendency, an evolutionary adaptation, despite clear evidence that female beauty systems are also, in fact, socially constructed, and reflect enormous ambivalence about the power and performance of beauty. Although modern western female beauty systems are routinely demystified and contested today, the purveyors of culture that support them—institutional, intellectual, artistic, commercial, and popular—continue as they always have to construe women as objects of male desire. Still, within this basic structure, the systems have varied greatly across time and space, with women using beauty as a form of social capital in widely differing ways. Moreover, as individuals have begun to experience their bodies as malleable and endlessly transformable, rather than unruly and unyielding, many have begun to experience beauty less as a given and more as a project. The nine essays collected here examine a number of different Western female beauty systems over the centuries, considering how women have complied with, contributed to, profited or suffered from, and resisted them.

The Line Of Beauty

Author: Alan Hollinghurst
Editor: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 1447275195
Size: 15,56 MB
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With an introduction by Sebastian Faulks Winner of the Man Booker Prize, The Line of Beauty is a classic novel about class, politics and sexuality in Margaret Thatcher's 1980s Britain. There was the soft glare of the flash – twice – three times – a gleaming sense of occasion, the gleam floating in the eye as a blot of shadow, his heart running fast with no particular need of courage as he grinned and said, 'Prime Minister, would you like to dance?' In the summer of 1983, twenty-year-old Nick Guest moves into an attic room in the Notting Hill home of the wealthy Feddens: Gerald, an ambitious Tory MP, his wife Rachel and their children Toby and Catherine. Innocent of politics and money, Nick is swept up into the Feddens' world and an era of endless possibility, all the while pursuing his own private obsession with beauty. The Line of Beauty is Alan Hollinghurst's Man Booker Prize-winning masterpiece. It is a novel that defines a decade, exploring with peerless style a young man's collision with his own desires, and with a world he can never truly belong to.

Profits And Sustainability

Author: Geoffrey Jones
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0192521888
Size: 10,70 MB
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Are profits and sustainability compatible? This book brings unique perspectives to this key debate by exploring the history of green entrepreneurship since the nineteenth century, and its spread globally in industries including renewable energy, organic food, natural beauty, ecotourism, recycling, architecture, and finance. The book uses the lens of the extraordinary and often eccentric men and women who defied convention and imagined that business could help save the planet, rather than consume it. The social and religious beliefs that drove many of these individuals are explored as the book looks at how they overcame huge obstacles to execute their strategies. The green entrepreneurs seen here are shown to have created new markets and industries, and driven innovations in sustainable practices, even at times when most consumers and governments marginalized the entire subject. The struggles of early pioneers appear to have been rewarded by the growth of environmental awareness among consumers, business leaders, and others in recent years, but the Earth's environmental health continues to deteriorate. If profits and sustainability have proved challenging to reconcile, the book argues that one reason was how they were both defined.

Cyclopedia Of Architecture

Author: Robert Stuart
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Four And Twenty Fairy Tales

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Fairy Tales

Author: James Robinson Planché
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Size: 13,88 MB
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The Child S Popular Fairy Tales Told For The Hundredth Time

Author: Henry William Dulcken
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Old Nursery Tales And Famous Histories Re Told

Author: Henry William Dulcken
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Size: 10,64 MB
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The Rise Of Marketing And Market Research

Author: H. Berghoff
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 1137071281
Size: 18,40 MB
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This volume serves up a combination of broad questions, theoretical approaches, and manifold case studies to explore how people have sought to understand markets and thereby reduce risk, whether they have approached this challenge with a practical view based on their own business acumen or used the tools of scholarship.