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Published: 28 July 2011

272 Pages | 2 b/w illus.


ISBN: 9780199794447

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The Beauty Bias

The Injustice of Appearance in Life and Law

Deborah L. Rhode

  • Covers a perennially hot topic—the social power of beauty and appearance in American culture—in a unique way and empirically demonstrates its pernicious effects
  • First book to explain how our legal system fails to address this destructive bias
  • Will appeal to anyone interested in how appearance norms reinforce gender inequality
  • Author is a major scholar of social injustice in American life