Relating to Privilege: Seduction and Rejection in the Subordination of White Women and Women of Color
Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society
Dans le cadre de la hierarchie sociale aux Etats-Unis, prenant en compte les facteurs de classe, d'ethnicite, de race, et de sexe, etude des relations entre femmes blanches ou de couleur et homme…
Hey Girl, Am I More than My Hair?: African American Women and Their Struggles with Beauty, Body Image, and Hair
Using Afrocentric theory and standpoint theory, this article examines the effect of the White standard of beauty upon African American women. By shedding light on the salience of the effects of…
Beauty is in the soul of the beholder: psychological implications of beauty and African American women.
Cultural diversity and mental health
The criteria for beauty in the United States are primarily based on Caucasian European American, middle-class standards, and historically, the physical images portrayed of African American women in theUnited States have not been positive.
Minority Identity and Self-Esteem
We review the theoretical models and the research on self-esteem among Hispanic and Asian American subgroups and compare these findings to the existing literature on African American self-image.…
Objectification Theory: Toward Understanding Women's Lived Experiences and Mental Health Risks
This article offers objectification theory as a framework for understanding the experiential consequences of being female in a culture that sexually objectifies the female body. Objectification…
The Objectified Body Consciousness Scale
Using feminist theory about the social construction of the female body, a scale was developed and validated to measure objectified body consciousness (OBC) in young women (N = 502) and middle-aged…
Body Image and Self-Esteem: A Comparison of African-American and Caucasian Women
The purpose of this study was to assess howwomen's perceptions of themselves and their bodies varyby race/ethnicity and class. One hundred and fourteenfemale students (45 African-American, 69…
FAMILY, FEMINISM, AND RACE IN AMERICA
Feminist scholarship has advanced our understanding of the family's relationship to the economy and the state over different historical periods. Theorizing about gender, class, and family life has…
Body dissatisfaction, ethnic identity, and disordered eating among African American women.
Journal of counseling psychology
This study examined a sociocultural model of eating disorders for African American women but included the influences of ethnic identity, supporting its generalizability and the importance ofethnic identity in determining risk.
Maxims or myths of beauty? A meta-analytic and theoretical review.
Eleven meta-analyses evaluate social and fitness-related evolutionary theories and the veracity of maxims about beauty to demonstrate that raters agree about who is and is not attractive, both within and across cultures.