The Beauty Myth: How Images of Beauty are Used Against Women

Author(s): Naomi Wolf

Social Thought

"In the struggle for women's equality, there is one subject still shrouded in silence - women's compulsive pursuit of beauty. The myth of female beauty challenges every woman, every day of her life. The author exposes the tyranny of the beauty myth through the ages and its oppressive function today, in the home and at work, in literature and the media, in relationships between men and women, between women and women. With examples, she confronts the beauty industry and its advertising and uncovers the reasons why women are consumed by this destructive obsession."


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One of the most significant books of the century, reissued with a contemporary new look

Naomi Wolf is the author of The Beauty Myth, an international bestseller, and named one of the most significant books of the century by the New York Times. She lectures widely.

General Fields

  • : 9780099861904
  • : Penguin Random House
  • : Arrow
  • : September 1991
  • : 199mm X 130mm X 22mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Naomi Wolf
  • : Paperback
  • : New edition
  • : English
  • : 646.72
  • : 352
  • : Women's studies
  • : illustrations