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Beauty and the Norm


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I. Introduction: Changing Beauty: Doing and Undoing Norms 2. Stephan Bibrowski, The "Lion Man," And The Changing Face Of Normative Middle-Class Masculinity In Bohemia Around 1900
3. Quantifying Beauty: How Bathroom Scales Shaped Aesthetic Norms In The Dutch Interbellum4. Debating Bodily Standardization In The Global Beauty Boom/A Conversation
Part I. Mediatizing Beauty: Representing "Alternative" Beauty
5. From Freak To Quirk Model: The Spectacularization Of The Albinotic Body6. Prabuddha Dasgupta's Alternative Indian Advertising Beauties7. Broken Beauty, Broken Cups: Disabled Bodies In Contemporary African Art8. "Disability Gain" And the Limits Of Representing Alternative Beauty / A Conversation
Part II. Beauty As Self-Fashioning: Aesthetic Practices And Subjectivities
9. Fashioning the Female Muslim Body: From "Hiding Beauty" To "Managing Beauty"10. Being Fat, But How? On The Material and Interactional Co-Constitution Of Self-Perception In Weight Watchers Meetings And The Fat Acceptance Movement In Germany11. Reshaping "Turkish" Breasts And Noses: On Cosmetic Surgery, Normative Femininities, And Bodily Autonomy12. Conversation On Rose: A Performative Installation
Part III. Beauty Politics: Decentering The 'White Beauty' Standard
13. Body Beautiful: Comparative Meanings Of Beauty In South Africa, Brazil And Jamaica14. "In This Country, Beauty Is Defined By Fairness Of Skin." On Skin Color Politics, Beauty Practices And Social Stratification In India15. De-Centering Caucasian Whiteness16. Skin Color Politics and the White Beauty Standard / A Conversation

About the Author

Claudia Liebelt, Ph.D., is Assistant Professor of Social Anthropology at Bayreuth University, Germany. Her primary research interests are gender, beauty and body aesthetics, intimate labor, embodiment, and Islam in Turkey. Sarah Boellinger, M.A., is Ph.D. Candidate and Junior Fellow of the International Graduate School of African Studies at Bayreuth University, Germany. She is the director of becks, the administrative department for disabled and chronically ill students.Ulf Vierke, Ph.D., is Director of Iwalewahaus, the Museum for Contemporary African Arts, at Bayreuth University, Germany. He also acts as the Head of DEVA, the Digital Research Archive of African Studies.

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