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Glamour : women, history, feminism

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Auteurs : Dyhouse, Carol (Auteur)

Lieu de publication : Londres, New York

Éditeur : Zed Books : radical international publishing

Date de publication : 2011

ISBN : 978 1 84813 407 2

Langue : Anglais

Description : 294 p. : ill. n & b ; 20 cm.

Notes : Bibliogr. : p. 256-276. Index.

Sujets :
Femmes - Conditions sociales
Beauté féminine (Esthétique) - Histoire
Modes (Goûts collectifs)
Stéréotypes de genre

Dépouillement du document :
The origins of glamour: demi-monde, modernity, ‘It’
Hollywood glamour
Dreams, desires and spending
Princesses, tarts and cheesecake
Revolutions
Glamazons, grunge and bling
Perspectives and reflections: glamour for all?

Résumé :
How do we understand 'Glamour'? Has it empowered women or turned them into objects? Once associated with modernity and the cutting edge, is it entirely bound up with nostalgia and tradition?

This unique and fascinating book tells the story of glamour. It explores the changing meanings of the word, its relationship to femininity and fashion, and its place in twentieth century social history. Using a rich variety of sources - from women's magazines and film to social surveys and life histories - Carol Dyhouse examines with wit and insight the history and meaning of costume, cosmetics, perfume and fur.

Dyhouse disentangles some of the arguments surrounding femininity, appearance and power, directly addressing feminist concerns. The book explores historical contexts in which glamour served as an expression of desire in women and an assertion of entitlement to the pleasures of affluence, finally arguing that glamour can't simply be dismissed as oppressive, or as male fantasy, but can carry celebratory meanings for women. [editor summary]

Collection : Bibliothèque de l'École nationale de cirque

Localisation : Bibliothèque

Cote : 305.409 D9966g 2011

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