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The Beauty Myth (Vintage Feminism Short Edition)

Author: Naomi Wolf

Publisher: Random House


Category: Social Science

Page: 128

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Vintage Feminism: classic feminist texts in short form WITH A NEW INTRODUCTION BY THE AUTHOR Every day, women around the world are confronted with a dilemma – how to look. In a society embroiled in a cult of female beauty and youthfulness, pressure on women to conform physically is constant and all-pervading. In this shortened edition you will find the essence of Wolf’s groundbreaking book. It is a radical, gripping and frank exposé of the tyranny of the beauty myth, its oppressive function and the destructive obsession it engenders.

The Beauty of God

Theology and the Arts

Author: Daniel J. Treier

Publisher: InterVarsity Press


Category: Religion

Page: 233

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"With essays by Roy Anker, Jill Peláez Baumgaertner, Jeremy S. Begbie, Bruce Ellis Benson, James Fodor, Bruce Herman, Edward T. Oakes, S.J., and E. John Walford" --front cover.

Body Treatments and Dietetics for the Beauty Therapist

Author: Ann Gallant

Publisher: Nelson Thornes


Category: Beauty culture

Page: 392

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Providing coverage of the skills and knowledge of body treatments and body care required by beauty therapists, this text details information on galvanic electrical treatments and covers the requirements of national and international courses run by CIDESCO, IHBC, ITEC and by the City and Guilds and BTEC National in Beauty Therapy (NCVQ Level III).

The Beauty and the Sorrow

An Intimate History of the First World War

Author: Peter Englund

Publisher: Vintage


Category: History

Page: 560

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An intimate narrative history of World War I told through the stories of twenty men and women from around the globe--a powerful, illuminating, heart-rending picture of what the war was really like. In this masterful book, renowned historian Peter Englund describes this epoch-defining event by weaving together accounts of the average man or woman who experienced it. Drawing on the diaries, journals, and letters of twenty individuals from Belgium, Denmark, France, Great Britain, Germany, Austria, Hungary, Italy, Australia, New Zealand, Russia, Venezuela, and the United States, Englund’s collection of these varied perspectives describes not a course of events but "a world of feeling." Composed in short chapters that move between the home front and the front lines, The Beauty and Sorrow brings to life these twenty particular people and lets them speak for all who were shaped in some way by the War, but whose voices have remained unheard.

Coping With the Beauty Myth

A Guide for Real Girls

Author: Stefanie Iris Weiss

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc


Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

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Describes the cultural standards of female beauty as seen in the media, their potentially damaging effect on girls' self-esteem, and ways to counteract their negative effects.

The Beauty of the Infinite

The Aesthetics of Christian Truth

Author: David Bentley Hart

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing


Category: Philosophy

Page: 462

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The Beauty of the Infinite is a splendid extended essay in "theological aesthetics." David Bentley Hart here meditates on the power of a Christian understanding of beauty and sublimity to rise above the violence -- both philosophical and literal -- characteristic of the postmodern world. The book begins by tracing the shifting use and nature of metaphysics in the thought of Kant, Hegel, Nietzsche, Heidegger, Lyotard, Derrida, Deleuze, Nancy, Levinas, and others. Hart pays special attention to Nietzsche's famous narrative of the "will to power" -- a narrative largely adopted by the world today -- and he offers an engaging revision (though not rejection) of the genealogy of nihilism, thereby highlighting the significant "interruption" that Christian thought introduced into the history of metaphysics. This discussion sets the stage for a retrieval of the classic Christian account of beauty and sublimity, and of the relation of both to the question of being. Written in the form of a dogmatica minora, this main section of the book offers a pointed reading of the Christian story in four moments, or parts: Trinity, creation, salvation, and eschaton. Through a combination of narrative and argument throughout, Hart ends up demonstrating the power of Christian metaphysics not only to withstand the critiques of modern and postmodern thought but also to move well beyond them. Strikingly original and deeply rewarding, The Beauty of the Infinite is both a constructively critical account of the history of metaphysics and a compelling contribution to it.

Guess What I Heard at the Beauty Shop

Author: Camilla Vargas

Publisher: AuthorHouse


Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 80

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Guess What I heard in the Beauty Shop is an inspiring account of the trials, conflicts, and struggles that women experience. It touches on love and family while at the same time dealing with deception, infidelity, betrayal, and harsh decisions. It is a heartfelt and compassionate novel that touches the inner depths of the soul. It is revealing, thought provoking, and compelling. It will make you mad, it will make you cry, it will make you laugh, and most of all you will be able to relate to what each woman has gone through in this book. It will inspire you to keep pressing on, no matter what you encounter in life.

The Beauty Queen of Leenane

Author: Martin McDonagh

Publisher: A&C Black


Category: Drama

Page: 128

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The Beauty Queen of Leenane tells the darkly comic tale of Maureen Folan, a plain and lonely woman in her early forties, and Mag her manipulative ageing mother whose interference in Maureen's first and potentially last loving relationship sets in motion a train of events that is as gothically funny as it is horrific.

The Beauty of the Beast

Breathing New Life Into Organizations

Author: Geoffrey M Bellman

Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 180

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THE WAYS WE GO about changing organizations usually don't work, asserts Geoff Bellman. Our underlying assumptions predetermine the results and preclude the broad success we so desperately seek. Change efforts often end up off-track because of small expectations. What is needed are grand expectations, so big that they cannot be realized in many lifetimes. It is only when people awaken to and work toward these immense purposes that they have the chance of finding fulfillment. Organizations are the perfect place to do this-these "beasts" which we create and curse, love and hate, that are so essential to our lives. In The Beauty of the Beast, Bellman shows how we can explore our huge potential and shift our daily organizational focus to one of long life and fulfillment-and in the process redesign our organizations for tomorrow. Bellman examines why we keep creating these creatures that fall so far short of our dreams for them. He reveals how to recognize the beast in ourselves, showing how organizational control and hierarchy multiply our natural and less constructive inclinations many times over. He points out that the problem is not the existence of organizations but in the ways we imagine them. Bellman asks us to consider what we want to pass on to future generations, helps us imagine the organizations we would be proud to create, and challenges us to take action from where we are today. He offers twenty renewal assertions to help us in redesigning organizations for tomorrow. These solid guides (with related questions for work groups) open the organization to new possibilities, helping us to embrace the organizational world as it really is while working hard to change it. In the process we will also change ourselves, as we ultimately feel less distant from-and more responsible for-creating those troubling structures we love to vent about. The Beauty of the Beast. will help people see their daily work in a new and larger perspective. It will help them embrace the real organizational world while they work at renewing it. And it will help people to recognize the choices available to them-and to exercise those choices for positive results.

On the Beauty of Women

Author: Agnolo Firenzuola

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press


Category: Philosophy

Page: 136

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First published in 1548, On the Beauty of Women purports to record two conversations shared by a young gentleman, Celso, and four ladies of the upper bourgeoisie in the vicinity of Florence. One afternoon Celso and the ladies consider universal beauty. On a subsequent evening, they attempt to fashion a composite picture of perfect beauty by combining the beautiful features of women they know. The standards of beauty established in the garden give way to the artistic, creative imagination of the human spirit, and the group's movement from garden to hall seems to echo the dialogue's movement from Nature to Art, from divinely to humanly created beauty. Konrad Eisenbichler and Jacqueline Murray have provided the first translation into English of Firenzuola's dialogue since the nineteenth century. In their introduction, they argue that Firenzuola's work presents a useful point of entry into the society and values of the mid-sixteenth century. In its discussion of beauty, the dialogue reveals the intersection of Neoplantonic philosophy and mathematically based artistic theory, both inherited from classical antiquity. Indeed, Firenzuola's treatise has been assessed as one of the most significant expositions of Renaissance aesthetics.

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