Glamour: Women, History, Feminism

February 11, 2010|
Glamour: Women, History, Feminism by Carol Dyhouse
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In this lavishly illustrated book, author Carol Dyhouse surveys the world of glamour from early Hollywood right up to Madonna. She deftly unpacks the ever-changing nature of the word, its relationship to femininity and fashion, and its place in twentieth century social history. With wit and insight, Dyhouse conducts a dazzling tour of the history and meaning of costume, cosmetics, perfume, and fur; and disentangles some of the arguments surrounding femininity, appearance and power; and directly addresses feminist concerns. As Dyhouse shows with style and flair, glamour as an expression of desire and entitlement in women can’t simply be dismissed as an oppressive, or subjective male fantasy, but carries celebratory and liberating meanings for women.

Carol Dyhouse is a top researcher focusing on gender. Her books include Girls Growing Up in Late Victorian and Edwardian England, Feminism and the Family in England, 1890-1939,  No Distinction of Sex? Women in British Universities, and Students: A Gendered History.  She is currently research professor in History at the University of Su...
Title:Glamour: Women, History, FeminismFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:240 pages, 9.19 X 6.12 X 1 inShipping dimensions:240 pages, 9.19 X 6.12 X 1 inPublished:February 11, 2010Publisher:Zed BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:184813407X

ISBN - 13:9781848134072

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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