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Encyclopedia of Body Image and Human Appearance

Edited by Thomas F. Cash

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This scholarly work is the most comprehensive existing resource on human physical appearance – how people’s outer physical characteristics and their inner perceptions and attitudes about their own appearance (body image) affect their lives. The encyclopedia’s 117 full-length chapters are composed and edited by the world’s experts from a range of disciplines-social, behavioral, and biomedical sciences.¬†Each well-organized chapter provides a glossary of definitions of any technical terms and a Further Reading section of recommended sources for continued learning about the topic.