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The Resource The beauty bias : the injustice of appearance in life and law, Deborah L. Rhode

The beauty bias : the injustice of appearance in life and law, Deborah L. Rhode

Label
The beauty bias : the injustice of appearance in life and law
Title
The beauty bias
Title remainder
the injustice of appearance in life and law
Statement of responsibility
Deborah L. Rhode
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Explores our cultural preoccupation with attractiveness, the costs it imposes, and the responses it demands. Beauty may be only skin deep, but the damages associated with its absence go much deeper. Unattractive individuals are less likely to be hired and promoted, and are assumed less likely to have desirable traits, such as goodness, kindness, and honesty. Three quarters of women consider appearance important to their self image and over a third rank it as the most important factor. Although appearance can be a significant source of pleasure, its price can also be excessive, not only in time and money, but also in physical and psychological health. Many individuals experience stigma, discrimination, and related difficulties, such as eating disorders, depression, and risky dieting and cosmetic procedures. Women bear a vastly disproportionate share of these costs, in part because they face standards more exacting than those for men, and pay greater penalties for falling short. This book also explores the social, biological, market, and media forces that have contributed to appearance related problems, as well as feminism's difficulties in confronting them. Appearance related bias infringes fundamental rights, compromises merit principles, reinforces debilitating stereotypes, and compounds the disadvantages of race, class, and gender
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rhode, Deborah L
Dewey number
346.7301/34
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
KF478
LC item number
.R48 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Beauty, Personal
  • Women
  • Women
  • Sex discrimination against women
  • Sex role
Label
The beauty bias : the injustice of appearance in life and law, Deborah L. Rhode
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [163]-238) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Importance of appearance and the costs of conformity -- The pursuit of beauty -- Critics and their critics -- The injustice of discrimination -- Legal frameworks -- Strategies for change
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xvi, 252 pages
Isbn
9780195372878
Isbn Type
(hbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009033283
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocn430736607
  • (OCoLC)430736607
Label
The beauty bias : the injustice of appearance in life and law, Deborah L. Rhode
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [163]-238) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Importance of appearance and the costs of conformity -- The pursuit of beauty -- Critics and their critics -- The injustice of discrimination -- Legal frameworks -- Strategies for change
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xvi, 252 pages
Isbn
9780195372878
Isbn Type
(hbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009033283
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocn430736607
  • (OCoLC)430736607

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