By Erin Kenny,Elizabeth Nichols

Taking the idea that of attractiveness heavily, this encyclopedia examines how humanity has sought and maintains to hunt what's "beautiful" in quite a few cultural contexts, giving readers an knowing of the way to examine attractiveness either intellectually and critically.

• offers an interdisciplinary method of international good looks practices, from the earliest experiments in cosmetic surgery in six hundred B.C. to modern practices

• supplies readers a consultant evaluate of attractiveness practices round the globe

• files how from cosmetics to garments, workout to physique amendment, being appealing is a aim worldwide

• Identifies a number of authoritative resources of knowledge for extra examine and reading

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