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ERIC Number: EJ1150705
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Sep
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0161-7761
"Looking Good" and "Good Looking" in School: Beauty Ideals, Appearance, and Enskilled Vision among Girls in a London Secondary School
Winkler-Reid, Sarah
Anthropology & Education Quarterly, v48 n3 p284-300 Sep 2017
This article explores the enskillment of vision through which girls in a London school learn to see bodies and selves in particular ways. Dominant body and beauty ideals inform these processes but cannot be reduced to them. Drawing from the anthropological literature on situated learning and the senses, I propose an anthropological approach to girls' bodily dissatisfaction that starts from everyday life rather than the assumed primacy of media images.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (London)
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