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dc.contributor.authorTerry, Gen_NZ
dc.contributor.authorBraun, Ven_NZ
dc.contributor.authorJayamaha, Sen_NZ
dc.contributor.authorMadden, Hen_NZ
dc.date.accessioned2019-07-25T23:23:45Z
dc.date.available2019-07-25T23:23:45Z
dc.date.copyright2017en_NZ
dc.identifier.citationFeminism & Psychology, 28(2), 272-291.
dc.identifier.issn0959-3535en_NZ
dc.identifier.issn1461-7161en_NZ
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10292/12691
dc.description.abstractHair removal amongst Western women is ubiquitous, and research continues to highlight the ongoing conformity of almost all women with hair removal practices. Often women are presented as either cultural dupes, following the expectations of the Western hairless ideal without question, or highly engaged participants in the rigours of aesthetic labour, using it for their own agentic purposes. This paper seeks to explore the various ways that younger women (18–35) made sense of their own and others’ hair removal practices. We report on a thematic analysis of data generated from an online (mostly) qualitative survey with 299 female-identified respondents. Four themes were constructed: (1) women should do what they want with their body hair, (2) removing hair is socially shaped, (3) begrudging complicity, and (4) resistance to hair removal norms takes a particular kind of woman. We discuss the ways in which women described their practices and thinking where they seemed simultaneously complicit with and resistant to idealised notions of feminine embodiment.en_NZ
dc.publisherSAGE Publicationsen_NZ
dc.relation.urihttps://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/0959353517732592
dc.rightsAuthors retain the right to place his/her pre-publication version of the work on a personal website or institutional repository. This article may not exactly replicate the final version published. It is not the copy of record. The final, definitive version of this paper has been published by SAGE Publications Ltd. All rights reserved. © 2017. (please see Citation and Publisher’s Version).
dc.subjectAesthetic labour; Beauty work; Body work; Embodiment; Qualitative survey; Thematic analysis
dc.titleNegotiating the Hairless Ideal in Āotearoa/New Zealand: Choice, Awareness, Complicity, and Resistance in Younger Women's Accounts of Body Hair Removalen_NZ
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.rights.accessrightsOpenAccessen_NZ
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/0959353517732592en_NZ
pubs.elements-id314991
aut.relation.journalFeminism & Psychologyen_NZ


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