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Author Miller, Laura, 1953-
Title Beauty up : exploring contemporary Japanese body aesthetics / Laura Miller.
Imprint Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2006.

Author Miller, Laura, 1953-
Subject Human body -- Social aspects -- Japan.
Beauty, Personal -- Japan.
Beauty culture -- Japan.
Body image -- Japan.
Philosophy, Japanese.
Japan -- Social life and customs.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Description 1 online resource (xiv, 256 pages) : illustrations
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 215-239) and index.
Contents Introduction: approaches to body aesthetics and the beauty system -- Changing beauty ideology -- Aesthetic salons -- Mammary mania -- Body fashion and beauty etiquette -- Male beauty work -- The well-behaved appetite -- The language of esute -- Esute power.
Summary An introduction to Japan's burgeoning beauty culture, which investigates a range of phenomenon - aesthetic salons, dieting products, male beauty activities, and beauty language - to find out why Japanese women and men are paying so much attention to their bodies. It aims to challenge various assumptions about the naturalness of beauty standards.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780520938847 (electronic bk.)
0520938844 (electronic bk.)
1429402342 (electronic bk.)
9781429402347 (electronic bk.)
9780520245082 (cloth ; alk. paper)
0520245083 (cloth ; alk. paper)
9780520245099 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
0520245091 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
OCLC # 71387603
Additional Format Print version: Miller, Laura, 1953- Beauty up. Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2006 0520245083 0520245091 (DLC) 2005016386 (OCoLC)60603226