Perfect Me: Beauty as an Ethical Ideal

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The demand to be beautiful is increasingly important in today's visual and virtual culture. Rightly or wrongly, being perfect has become an ethical ideal to live by, and according to which we judge ourselves good or bad, a success or a failure. Perfect Me explores the changing nature of the beauty ideal, showing how it is more dominant, more demanding, and more global than ever before.


Original languageEnglish
PublisherPrinceton University Press
Number of pages368
ISBN (Electronic)9781400889624
ISBN (Print)9780691160078, 9780691197142
Publication statusPublished - 15 May 2018


  • Beauty , ethics