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VIC136H1 Chapter Notes - Chapter Podcasts for Week 6: Second Industrial Revolution, Mass Production

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Podcasts for Week 6

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Podcast: Makeup
Why do we wear makeup? To look more attractive, to enhance features, for oneself, further
extension of your creativity
Makeup brings out the better version of yourself, your eyelashes look blacker and bigger,
foundations even out your skintone
Beauty business is worth 500 billion dollars every year
Bright ideas, rosy cheeks, red lips is the standard and makes a woman look aroused
Historically, makeup has many purposes, one of the earliest is a religious function to ward off
evil spirits, it was a status symbol (ancient Egyptian pharaohs and aristocrats wore it to show
off), and generally it makes you look better, it camouflages any “problems” you have, call
attention to features you like and make the face more pleasing
Wearing makeup in corporate environment is conforming to the environment but to many
others it’s just what you do
At the heart for beauty items and use, it is looking for acceptance
For some people, makeup is a chore and is like wearing a mask — the effect on confidence
isn’t there if you don’t want it
If you wear more dramatic looks, it makes you look less trustable
For thousands of years, cosmetics were made at home or be specialists
Second Industrial Revolution 1850 - 1914 is where the beauty industry really came about
Mass production, mass markets, globalization, the birth of the brand, the industry becomes
commercialized, better communication
From then on is what we call the democratization of access for makeup, now everyone can
wear makeup
Brazil has the biggest consumption and India really low (lack of department stores, cultural
values, etc.)
Men used to wear makeup until the 19th century with the use of cosmetic products becoming
solely female, wide shift in cultural values and gender roles
Cosmetic products come to be defined as feminine
Makeup lets us manipulate our own emotions to see how we view ourselves — who are we
wearing this makeup for?
Podcast: Tattoos
A way to decorate your body, remind you of when you got them done (life stages), a
particular person, moment, etc.
Rise of Tribal tattoos originally from Polynesia and New Zealand (Oceania)
The word tattoo came from the sound that the striker would hit the tattoo needles as it hit the
Tattoo is about identity, display, remembrance, vanity in Maori culture
Tattoos can help with identifying criminals, a lot of criminals have tattoos that symbolize
their struggles, gangs (Crips, Bloods)
Tear drops signify murder victims, spiders on spider webs also do this
You're affiliated with the gang until death
One of the most common human emotions is grief and thousands of New Yorkers put the
tragedy of 9/11 onto their skin — the idea of remembrance
Tattoos signified people in Auschwitz — tried to make people into an item, there was no
resistance allowed, people didn’t have names anymore and didn't become human beings
One Holocaust survivor believes that you shouldn't have your tattoos taken off however and
you should show the world what has happened to you
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