Hope in a Jar: The Making of America's Beauty Culture ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Kathy Peiss

Hope in a Jar: The Making of America's Beauty Culture

University of Pennsylvania Press
Publication date: September 2011
ISBN: 9780812205749
Digital Book format: ePub (Adobe DRM)

Buy ePub

List price:
Our price:

You save: $1.96 (10%)

How did powder and paint, once scorned as immoral, become indispensable to millions of respectable women? How did a "kitchen physic," as homemade cosmetics were once called, become a multibillion-dollar industry? And how did men finally take over that rarest of institutions, a woman's business?

In Hope in a Jar, historian Kathy Peiss gives us the first full-scale social history of America's beauty culture, from the buttermilk and rice powder recommended by Victorian recipe books to the mass-produced products of our contemporary consumer age. She shows how women, far from being pawns and victims, used makeup to declare their freedom, identity, and sexual allure as they flocked to enter public life. And she highlights the leading role of white and black women—Helena Rubenstein and Annie Turnbo Malone, Elizabeth Arden and Madame C. J. Walker—in shaping a unique industry that relied less on advertising than on women's customs of visiting and conversation. Replete with the voices and experiences of ordinary women, Hope in a Jar is a richly textured account of the ways women created the cosmetics industry and cosmetics created the modern woman.

Please sign in to review this product.
Hope in a Jar ePub (Adobe DRM) can be read on any device that can open ePub (Adobe DRM) files.

File Size:
7015 Kb
Copy From Text:
Other books by Kathy Peiss
Zoot Suit: The Enigmatic Career of an Extreme Style ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Kathy Peiss
Zoot Suit
Kathy Peiss
University of Pennsylvania Press, May 2011
ISBN: 9780812243376
Format: ePub
List Price: $19.95 Our price: $16.99
Cheap Amusements PDF (Adobe DRM) download by Kathy Peiss
Cheap Amusements
Kathy Peiss & Kathy Lee Peiss
Temple University Press, January 2011
ISBN: 9780877225003
Format: PDF
List Price: $29.95 Our price: $26.99