By Sylvia Holla
Inter-human attractiveness has for long been subjected to biological or psychological methods of study. this paper examines the sociological principles that are inherent to inter-human attractiveness. it is argued that what people defne as attractive features in one another, is shaped by its cultural and social contexts, and can therefore be seen as a social construction. Furthermore, there are two ‘logics of attractiveness’, which to some extent defne ‘the rules people have to play by’ in the course of selecting a partner.
This article by Sylvia Holla was published originally in Amsterdam Social Science Volume 2 Issue 1 (2010). To read the complete article click here.
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