An Examination of "Lookism" in Scholarly Literature

dc.contributor.author Saiki, Diana
dc.contributor.author Adomaitis, Alyssa
dc.contributor.author Gundlach, Jessica
dc.date 2018-10-19T06:15:42.000
dc.date.accessioned 2020-06-30T05:40:58Z
dc.date.available 2020-06-30T05:40:58Z
dc.date.issued 2017-01-01
dc.description.abstract <p>The aim of this paper is to examine scholarly literature to identify how "lookism" has been defined and studied. A qualitative theme and content analyses were used to assess scholarly literature on lookism. The search resulted in 43 scholarly works with 36 written in English. Examining the scholarly literature on lookism suggests it: i) is an emerging concept in scholarly literature; ii) is a form of discrimination, particularly in the workplace; ii) includes a variety of physical features (e.g. age, facial symmetry, tattoos); iii) is multicultural; iv) supports popular literature that these biases exist (e.g., Ayto, 1999), and v) needs to be studied further to fully understand and define it. Lookism is a significant topic that apparel and textile (AT) researchers can utilize their expertise to examine further, defining lookism further, examining and comparing lookism in varying cultural contexts, and seeking reliable and valid methods to research lookism..</p>
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dc.identifier.uri https://dr.lib.iastate.edu/handle/20.500.12876/51868
dc.relation.ispartofseries International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings
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dc.subject.disciplines Fashion Business
dc.subject.disciplines Fashion Design
dc.subject.disciplines Fiber, Textile, and Weaving Arts
dc.title An Examination of "Lookism" in Scholarly Literature
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