High Heel

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Product Number: Z100150870
Released: Jul 30, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781515936077
Narrator/s: Allyson Ryan
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
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Description

Fetishized, demonized, celebrated, and outlawed, the high heel is central to the iconography of modern womanhood. But are high heels good? Are they feminist? What does it mean for a woman (or, for that matter, a man) to choose to wear them? Meditating on the labyrinthine nature of sexual identity and the performance of gender, High Heel moves from film to fairytale, from foot binding to feminism, and from the golden ratio to glam rock. Summer Brennan considers this most provocative of fashion accessories as a nexus of desire and struggle, sex and society, violence and self expression, setting out to understand what it means to be a woman by walking a few hundred years in her shoes. Object Lessons is a series of short, beautifully designed books about the hidden lives of ordinary things, published in partnership with an essay series in the Atlantic.

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Author(s): Summer Brennan
Original Publish Date: Jul 30, 2019

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