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Maxine Craig edits The Routledge Companion to Beauty Politics

The growth of the service economy, widespread acceptance of cosmetic technologies, expansion of global media, and the intensification of scrutiny of appearance brought about by the internet have heightened the power of beauty ideals in everyday life. The Routledge Companion to Beauty Politics is an essential reference work for students and researchers interested in the politics of appearance. Comprising over 30 chapters by a team of international contributors the Handbook has six parts: Theorizing Beauty Politics; Competing Definitions of Beauty; Beauty, Activism, and Social Change; Body Work; Beauty and Labor; and Beauty and the Life Course. Davis Sociology alum Dustin Mabry contributed a chapter on the labor of tattooing!