Description - Beauty and Business by Philip Scranton
Here, historians explore how our ideas of what is attractive are influenced by a broad range of social and economic factors. They force us to reckon with the ways that beauty has been made, bought and sold in modern America by looking at examples such as: the sexual dynamics of bathing suits; the deeper meanings of corsets; and the social role of the African American hair salon.
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Author Biography - Philip Scranton
Philip Scranton is the Governor's Board Professor at Rutgers, editor of the journal Enterprise and Society, and director of research at the Hagley Center. He is author of several books, including Endless Novelty: Specialty Production and American Industrialization (1997).