Facing the Mirror by Frida Kerner Furman
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Facing the Mirror
By Frida Kerner Furman

Facing the Mirror

Older Women and Beauty Shop Culture

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Facing the Mirror by Frida Kerner Furman

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This innovative, ethnographic study of a neighborhood beauty salon investigates how customers constitute a lively, affirming community of peers during their weekly visits. Facing the Mirror gives voice to older women, who, in a sexist and ageist society, are frequently devalued and rendered invisible. These older, mostly Jewish women articulate their experiences of bodily self-presentation, femininity, aging, and caring pertaining to their lives within and outside Julie's International Salon. This book explores the socio-moral significance of these experiences which reveals as much about society as about older women themselves. Women's narratives expose structures of power, inequality, and resistance in the ways women perceive reality, make choices and live in their worlds.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415915243
ISBN-10: 0415915244
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x 13mm)
Pages: 232
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 31-Jul-1997
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Facing the Mirror by Frida Kerner Furman Facing the Mirror, Hardback (July 1997)

This ethnographic study of a neighbourhood beauty salon investigates how customers constitute a lively, affirming community of peers during their weekly visits. The book seeks to give voice to older women, who, in a sexist and ageist society, are frequently devalued and rendered invisible.

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Author Biography - Frida Kerner Furman

Frida Kerner Furman is Associate Professor of Religious Studies at DePaul University and is author of Beyond Yiddishkeit: The Struggle for Jewish Identity in a Reform Synagogue.

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