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Beauty Unlimited

Emphasizing the human body in all of its forms, Beauty Unlimited expands the boundaries of what is meant by beauty both geographically and aesthetically. Peg Zeglin Brand and an international group of contributors interrogate the body and the meaning of physical beauty in this multidisciplinary volume. This striking and provocative book explores the history of bodily beautification; the physicality of socially or culturally determined choices of beautification; the interplay of gender, race, class, age, sexuality, and ethnicity within and on the body; and the aesthetic meaning of the concept of beauty in an increasingly globalized world.

About the Authors

Peg Brand Weiser is Adjunct Faculty of Philosophy at the University of Arizona and Emerita Associate Professor of Philosophy and Women's Studies at Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis. She is editor of  Beauty Matters and (with Carolyn Korsmeyer) Feminism and Tradition in Aesthetics, and author of numerous essays in feminist aesthetics dealing with women's art, creativity, beauty standards and sports. She served as the first Chair of the Feminist Caucus Committee of the American Society for Aesthetics and is the former First Lady of Indiana University (1994-2002).


"The cultural, ethnic, and geographical diversity of the artistic practices is integral to the examination of the many beauties and provides the operating premise of the book. The diversity represented in this volume whether in discourse style or topic is not an add-on; instead, it is the organizing principle. The book is designed the way I wish more courses in philosophy were designed, with the idea that the history of philosophy is just one among many important sources of beauty's knowledge.72.1 Winter 2014"—Journal Aesthetics and Art Criticism

"The title of the anthology reflects its worthy call to arms: let's move past traditional theories of beauty, move from a local to a global view, and engage in more (and different) dialogs on feminist perspectives on beauty."—Hypatia

"This collection meets a need for a feminist aesthetics text which bridges aesthetic theory, art and popular culture, and acknowledges the evolving character of standards of beauty and the many meanings of feminism around the globe.36.4 Dec. 2013"—Teaching Philosophy

"In such different contexts these authors dramatize the various ways that beauty can function in relation to personal desires, artistic values, and social authority. Here we can discover beauty not only as a quality and a value, but also as a project and a practice that drives our lives from both within and without—internal standards, external expectations, and ambivalence meeting in provocative disputation."—from the foreword by Carolyn Korsmeyer
Indiana University Press

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Other Titles by Peg Zeglin Brand

Beauty Matters

edited by Peg Zeglin Brand
May 2000 - Indiana University Press
$24.00 USD - Paperback / softback

Other Titles by Carolyn Korsmeyer

Aesthetics in Feminist Perspective

edited by Hilde Hein, Carolyn Korsmeyer
Sep 1993 - Indiana University Press
$19.95 USD - Paperback / softback

Other Titles by Whitney Davis

Drawing the Dream of the Wolves

Whitney Davis
Feb 1996 - Indiana University Press
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Other Titles by Jo Ellen Jacobs

The Complete Works of Harriet Taylor Mill

edited by Jo Ellen Jacobs
Aug 1998 - Indiana University Press
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The Philosophy of David Cronenberg

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May 2012 - University Press of Kentucky
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Jan Løhmann Stephensen
Jul 2022 - Johns Hopkins University Press
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Beauty and the Good

edited by Alice M. Ramos
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Desiring the Beautiful

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Ecocritical Aesthetics

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Feb 2018 - Indiana University Press
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Sites of Exposure

John Russon
Aug 2017 - Indiana University Press
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Aesthetics as Phenomenology

Günter Figal, translated by Jerome Veith
Feb 2015 - Indiana University Press
$85.00 USD - Hardback
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