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Body Outlaws: Rewriting the Rules of Beauty and Body Image (Live Girls) (Paperback)

Body Outlaws: Rewriting the Rules of Beauty and Body Image (Live Girls) By Ophira Edut (Editor), Rebecca Walker (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Ophira Edut (Editor), Rebecca Walker (Foreword by)
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Pick up a magazine, turn on the TV, and you'll find few women who haven't been fried, dyed, plucked, or tucked. In short, you'll see no body outlaws.
The writers in this groundbreaking anthology reveal a world where bodies come in all their many-splendored shapes, sizes, colors, and textures. In doing so, they expand the national dialogue on body image to include race, ethnicity, sexuality, and power—issues that, while often overlooked, are intimately linked to how women feel about their bodies. Body Outlaws offers stories by those who have chosen to ignore, subvert, or redefine the dominant beauty standard in order to feel at home in their bodies.

About the Author

Ophira Edut is a writer, designer, and entrepreneur. She has been featured in numerous anthologies and magazines, including Ms., the New York Times, and Entertainment Weekly. She lectures at colleges and conferences nationwide about body image and the media. Edut lives in New York City.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781580051088
ISBN-10: 1580051081
Publisher: Seal Press
Publication Date: January 1st, 2004
Pages: 400
Language: English
Series: Live Girls