In Hope in a Jar, historian Kathy Peiss gives us a vivid history in which women, Replete with the voices and experiences of ordinary women, Hope in a Jar is a. Drawing on a wealth of archival sources, historian Kathy Peiss uncovers a vivid Rich with the voices and experiences of ordinary women, “Hope in a Jar” is a. In this lively social history of America’s beauty culture, freelance writer Peiss traces the background and growth of the billion-dollar U.S. cosmetics industry over.
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I found this book incredibly interesting and I plan on recommending it to many of my friends. Purchase Subscription prices and ordering Short-term Access To purchase short term access, please sign in to your Oxford Academic account above.
Two hundreds pwiss ago make-up was practically a sin among the middle and upper class, and in the past I’ve been a part of many conversations about objectification of women by our media culture and absurdness pelss the beauty standarts planted in our heads since we were kids, and this book made me think over my arguments kkathy.
Interesting and tackles most of the things I wanted to know about it Don’t already have an Oxford Academic account? Every woman should read this book. And even though the book speaks specifically about american beauty culture, its easy to relate to other parts of the world. I was especially intrigued by the rise of entrepreneurship among women, both white and of color, thanks to the makeup movement, as well as the path it took from being shamed to accepted.
In Hope in a Jar, historian Kathy Peiss gives us a vivid history in which women, far from being pawns and victims, used makeup to declare their freedom, identity, and sexual allure as they flocked to enter public life. Really interesting book about the beauty industry in America. Dec 22, Nicole Stettler rated it it was amazing Shelves: May 02, Saffron rated it really liked it. To purchase short term access, please sign in to your Oxford Academic account above. Identity and the Market.
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Hope in a Jar | Kathy Peiss
Beauty may be in the eye of the beholder—but the power of the beauty culture to control women’s behavior is impressively illustrated in this study of the growth of America’s beauty industry. She does not succumb, though, to the seductions of militant feminism.
I would have preferred less facts and more analysis in relation to the progression of time. Refresh and try again. A history professor at the University of Massachusetts, Peiss Cheap Amusements, not reviewed chronicles the use of cosmetics over time and their economic, sociological, and psychological impact through the ages.
Apr 01, Allison Hammerly rated it liked it. At least, not entirely. Published May 15th by Owl Books first published Dec 23, Amanda rated it liked it. Sign In Forgot password? Two hundreds years ago make-up was katgy a sin among the middle and upper class, and in the past century women did a lot to get the right to alter their complexion without being called a prostitute.
Wini Breines; Kathy Peiss. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Not nearly as fascinating or engaging as I was expecting. The Making of America’s Beauty Culture. The Rise of the Mass Market. Most of her treatment focuses on the adoption of beauty culture and cosmetics into the mainstream culture during the late 19th and early 20th centuries – my one criticism would be that the final chapter covering the last 50ish years felt rushed. I found the peiws perspectives on race to be detailed and eye opening, it really pairs well with a novel I read called Americana episs which the author talks about the politicalness and symbolism of black women’s hair.
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Hopefully will help in breaking my dependency on Clinque and Estee Lauder cosmetics in the ongoing quest to keep my youthful looks. Media reporter, reviewer, producer, jad booker, blogger.
Hope in a Jar
Selected pages Title Page. It is from the cultural and societal perspective, rather than the industrial and scientific one.
Quotes from Hope in a Jar: From New York’s genteel enameling studios to Memphis’s straightening parlors, Peiss depicts the beauty iathy that thrived until the s, when corporations run by men entered the lucrative field, creating a mass consumer culture that codified modern femininity.
The point that such success was gained through the marketing and sale of bleaches and hair-straighteners is of course also very interesting. She was doing the history of peisss, and mentioned this book.
Hope in a Jar: The Making of America’s Beauty Culture – Kathy Lee Peiss – Google Books
Drawing on a wealth of archival sources, historian Kathy Peiss uncovers a vivid history in which women, far from being pawns and victims, used makeup to declare their freedom, identity, and sexual allure as they flocked to enter public life.
Unfortunately, similar to Peiss’ “Cheap Amusements”, it feels more like a history book. But what’s fascinating is how Peiss weaves through the history, gradual acceptance of cosmetics, and advertising to show how makeup eventually became associated with strong, new women.
How did powder and paint, once scorned as immoral, become indispensable to millions of respectable women?
Hope in a Jar: The Making of America’s Beauty Culture
Each week, our editors select the one author and one book they believe to be most worthy of your attention and highlight them in our Pro Connect email alert. Making up became a significant part of our culture, and looking “naturally beautiful” now demands a full make-up kit.
Oxford University Press is a katy of the University of Oxford. A fascinating and exhaustively researched book about beauty culture in America from the s through the s when the book was published.
All in all a really good book, just a little slow in the middle.