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Author Botz-Bornstein, Thorsten

Title Veils, nudity, and tattoos : the new feminine aesthetics / Thorsten Botz-Bornstein
Published Lanham : Lexington Books, [2015]


Description 1 online resource (xxi, 189 pages)
Contents Veils and sunglasses -- Veiling and third wave feminism : playing with fire -- Can the veil be cool? -- Respect and shame : Sarah Kofman on veiling -- Cool space : segregation and veiling -- Tattoos, nudity, veils -- From the stigmatized tattoo to the graffitied body : femininity in the tattoo renaissance -- Nudity and tattoos from naturism to suicide girls -- Veils and viagra : a double victory?
Summary "At first sight, tattoos, nudity, and veils do not seem to have much in common except for the fact that all three have become more frequent, more visible, and more dominant in connection with aesthetic presentations of women over the past thirty years. No longer restricted to biker and sailor culture, tattoos have been sanctioned by the mainstream of liberal societies. Nudity has become more visible than ever on European beaches or on the internet. The increased use of the veil by women in Muslim and non-Muslim countries has developed in parallel with the aforementioned phenomena and is just as striking. Through the means of conceptual analysis, Veils, Nudity, and Tattoos: The New Feminine Aesthetics reveals that these three phenomena can be both private and public, humiliating and empowering, and backward and progressive. This unorthodox approach is traced by the three's similar social and psychological patterns, and by doing so, Veils, Nudity, and Tattoos hopes to sketch the image of a woman who is not only sexually emancipated and confident, but also more and more aware of her cultural heritage."--Publisher's description
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes English
Description based on print version record and CIP data provided by publisher; resource not viewed
Subject Body marking.
Body image.
Human body -- Social aspects.
Body Image
headcloths (headgear)
HEALTH & FITNESS -- Beauty & Grooming.
Body image
Body marking
Human body -- Social aspects
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2020739447
ISBN 9781498500470