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Beauty Up: Exploring Contemporary Japanese Body Aesthetics

Beauty Up: Exploring Contemporary Japanese Body Aesthetics
Author: Laura Miller
ISBN 13: 9780520245099
ISBN 10: 520245091
Edition: N/A
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication Date: 2006-07-15
Format: Paperback
Pages: 271
List Price: $34.95

"This is a very well researched, thoughtful, and engagingly written study of some of the hottest areas of Japan's beauty industry. Always careful to avoid easy generalizations or clichés about Japanese culture, Miller shows both the diversity of Japanese beauty practices and perceptions, and their dramatic shifts in recent years. Her critical yet sensitive descriptions of Japan's consumers and her critiques of Euro-American understandings about them will leave the reader reflecting as much about the 'West' as about Japan."—Takashi Fujitani, author of Splendid Monarchy: Power and Pageantry in Modern Japan