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What we all do everyday what we take for granted and can rarely explain reveal a great deal about ourselves and modern life Finkelstein Slaves of Chic Choose an aspect of popular culture and explain what it tells us about the people who consume participate in it as well as what it tells us about modern life Amber Robinson The use of cosmetics is a prominent part of popular culture primarily interested in achieving the highly celebrated ideal of beauty Applying make- up is an everyday practice for most women in Western Culture Due to the magnitude of the consumer group it may appear to limit the insights we can gain from them however at the very least it tells us a great deal about the society we live in The use of cosmetics is not simply a popular trend the practice is a symbol of the relationship between men and women the role of industry in our culture the expectations of women gender roles and performances and the influence of mass media This essay examines what wearing make up says about the individual and more importantly how this cultural practice reflects society It will begin by employing the ethnomethodological approach to cosmetic use that is to look at how individuals make sense of its part in their lives To understand the historical context of beauty and the persistent pursuit of this ideal it will look at the female Liberation Movements of the 20th Century and the surviving pillar of patriarchy woman as object Consumerism as the primary drive for contemporary society will be examined next in particular the perpetuation of beauty ideals by the cosmetic industry that are widely held to be detrimental to equal rights and female identity Finally the role of media in promoting aestheticism ensuring large investment in the beauty industry and the unrealistic expectations placed on women This essay will attempt to show that the simple act of
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