Impossible standards :a closer look at the changing perceptions of beauty in American society

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dc.contributor.advisor Nyce, James M.
dc.contributor.author Locchetta, Amanda
dc.date.accessioned 2014-08-19T13:41:37Z
dc.date.available 2014-08-19T13:41:37Z
dc.date.issued 2014-05
dc.identifier.other A-354
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/123456789/198637
dc.description.abstract Beauty among women has been defined in many ways throughout the centuries. In contemporary America, female beauty has come to be defined in an extremely narrow manner. The current ideals place great significance on the thin, tall woman. Previous decades have valued a range of ideals, although this thin ideal has always been important and prevailed. The media has played an important role in perpetuating these beauty ideals, as many women place value in the images they see. Women, and increasingly young girls, often attempt to embody these ideals as a means of fitting into society and making a way for themselves in a culture that values certain kind of woman over others. This paper explores the beauty trends that have endured to the present decade, as well as the harm that has resulted from some of these trends. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Honors College en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Sociology.
dc.title Impossible standards :a closer look at the changing perceptions of beauty in American society en_US
dc.type Undergraduate senior honors thesis.
dc.description.degree Thesis (B.?) en_US
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/1746038


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