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Kathy Peiss

Kathy Peiss received her Ph.D. from Brown University in 1982. Her research specialties include the history of American women, gender, sexuality, leisure, consumption, and popular culture. She is the author of "Hope in a Jar: The Making of America's Beauty Culture" (1998) and "Cheap Amusements: Working Women and Leisure in Turn-of-the-Century New York" (1986), co-author of "Men and Women: A History of Costume, Gender, and Power" (1989), and co-editor of "Passion and Power: Sexuality in History" ...See more