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SEMN 201 Beauty Across Cultures

The search for the beautiful woman a cultural history of Japanese and Chinese beauty
Brown Beauty : Color, Sex, and Race from the Harlem Renaissance to World War II
Stylin' African American Expressive Culture, from Its Beginnings to the Zoot Suit
Aesthetics and nature
The beauty bias: the injustice of appearance in life and law
The beauty industry: gender, culture, pleasure
Nature and landscape : an introduction to environmental aesthetics
Hair raising : beauty, culture, and African American women
Beauty and the Norm Debating Standardization in Bodily Appearance
Natural beauty: a theory of aesthetics beyond the arts
Beauty imagined a history of the global beauty industry
Aesthetics of the natural environment
Style and Status Selling Beauty to African American Women, 1920-1975
Liberated Threads: Black Women, Style, and the Global Politics of Soul
Beauty and business : commerce, gender, and culture in modern America
The Governmentality of Black Beauty Shame: Discourse, Iconicity and Resistance

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