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La pilosité en Corée du Sud : lieu de l’incorporation de la féminité qui pose un nouveau problème féministe

Abstract : Hair is, inter alia, a social component needed to understand the construction of men and women's bodies in all human societies. This dissertation explores the way in which body feminization is realized in the South Korean society. Body feminization's first aspect is normality : since body hair is considered masculine, the normal female body is characterized mainly by hairlessness. After puberty, depilation – a stringent social norm for Korean women – is used to normalize it. Its second aspect is beauty: beauty techniques, in particular those aimed at (head) hair, eyebrows and eyelashes, differ from masculine beauty techniques on almost all points. Both of these elements result in the incorporation of several oppressive aspects of femininity. A feminist reading of these body modifications raises a new issue, providing the basis for the recent integration, by feminist groups and movements, of the criticism of hair-related rules; criticism that is expressed through the non-modification and exposure of their own bodies. These actions offer the possibility to think other forms of femininity.
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Julie Poujol. La pilosité en Corée du Sud : lieu de l’incorporation de la féminité qui pose un nouveau problème féministe. Anthropologie sociale et ethnologie. 2019. ⟨dumas-02345510⟩

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