By Ann Hill Beuf
Americans spend greater than 5 billion money a yr on cosmetics. In any such tradition, to be unattractive is to be at an obstacle; to have a actual abnormality that impairs one's visual appeal is to be stigmatized and rejected. damaging to adults, this rejection might be devastating to children.
In Beauty is the Beast, Ann Hill Beuf examines the stigmatization of youngsters who deviate from American criteria of applicable actual visual appeal. young children impaired by way of delivery defects, dermatological issues, over the top weight problems, and comparable issues are often considered as inferior and infrequently repulsive, they usually undergo rejection by means of strangers, friends, the pros who're alleged to support them, and their very own families.
Using thought and method from sociology, anthropology, and psychology, in addition to her personal wide interviews with youngsters and their caretakers, Beuf analyzes either the results of this stigmatization on youngsters and the concepts they use to deal with it.
Beauty is the Beast will curiosity mom and dad and execs who paintings with appearance-impaired young children, in addition to students and graduate scholars within the fields of nursing, sociology, social paintings, and psychology.