The Feminist Beauty Project


Included below is a bibliography of sources that I used to frame my master's final project. This includes books, articles, and documentaries that have inspired the ways that I understand this project. Sources in italics are books; sources in quotations are articles. I have done my best to link to article citations where possible. I have divided my sources into three major sections: Transnational & Antiracist Feminisms, Feminist & Online Pedagogies, and Beauty & the Beauty Industry.


This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color, edited by Cherrie Moraga and Gloria Anzaldua
The Shape of Water by Kum-Kum Bhavnani (documentary)
Maquilapolis: City of Factories by  Vicky Funari and Sergio De La Torre (documentary)
No Logo: No Space, No Choice, No Jobs by Naomi Klein
A Burst of Light by Audre Lorde
Sister Outsider by Audre Lorde
Feminist Theory Reader, edited by Carole R. McCann and Seung-Kyung Kim (3rd edition)
Feminism Without Borders: Decolonizing Theory, Practicing Solidarity by Chandra Talpade Mohanty
“‘Under Western Eyes’ Revisited” by Chandra Talpade Mohanty
“US Empire and the Project of Women’s Studies: Stories of Citizenship, Complicity and Dissent” by Chandra Talpade Mohanty
The Emperor Has No Clothes: Teaching About Race and Racism to People Who Don’t Want to Know by Tema Okun
Looking White People in the Eye: Gender, Race, and Culture in Courtrooms and Classrooms by Sherene Razack
Born to Belonging: Writings on Spirit and Justice by Mab Segrest


Pedagogy of the Oppressed by Paolo Friere
Teaching Community: A Pedagogy of Hope by bell hooks
Teaching to Transgress: Education As the Practice of Freedom by bell hooks
“Plugged in Praxis: Critical Reflections on U.S. Feminism, Internet Activism, and Solidarity with Women in Afghanistan” by Loretta Kensinger
“(B)orderlands’ Rhetorics and Representations: the Transformative Potential of Feminist Third-Space Scholarship and Zines” by Adela C. Licona
“Global Feminisms, Transnational Political Economies, Third World Cultural Production” by Winifred Woodhull


“The Toxic Treatment: Harmful Chemicals in Canadian Cosmetics” by Madeleine Bird and Sandra Madray
“The First Day” by Devan Diaz
“Women, Work and Health: An Interconnected Web: Case of Drugs and Cosmetics Industries” by Sujata Gothoskar
“Revealing the Toxic Truth: A Case Study of the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics” by Amy Lubitow
“Is Your Lipstick Safe?” by Anuja Mendiratta
“Truly Toffee and Raisin Hell: A Textual Analysis of Lipstick Names” by Debra Merskin
“Working in a Neon Cage: Bodily Labor of Cosmetics Saleswomen in Taiwan” by Pei-Chia Lan
Hope in a Jar by Kathy Peiss
“What’s in Your Personal Care Products? Wouldn’t You Like to Know?” by Vida Rostami
“The Green Consumer: A European Perspective” by Bernadette Vallely
“The Ugly Side of the Beauty Industry” by Misha Warbanski