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Global beauty, local bodies

Author: Afshan Jafar; Erynn Masi de Casanova
Publisher: New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013. ©2013
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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What do the words global, transnational, national, and local mean when talking about beauty, which is simultaneously abstract and ephemeral, embodied and concrete? How do ideas and images of beauty circulate in a globalizing world, and how do people's bodily practices respond to them? Rather than simply examining how beauty is thought about and aspired to in international settings, this collection of original  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Cross-cultural studies
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Global beauty, local bodies
(DLC) 2013024516
(OCoLC)851347260
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Afshan Jafar; Erynn Masi de Casanova
ISBN: 9781137365347 113736534X 9781349478392 1349478393
OCLC Number: 865543102
Description: 1 online resource (xxv, 185 pages)
Contents: Bodies, Beauty, and Location: An Introduction; Afshan Jafar and Erynn Masi de Casanova --
1. Refashioning Global Bodies: Cosmopolitan Femininities in Nigerian Beauty Pageants and the Vietnamese Sex Industry 1; Oluwakemi M. Balogun and Kimberly Kay Hoang --
2. Aesthetic Labor, Racialization, and Aging in Tijuana's Cosmopolitan Sex Industry; Susanne Hofmann --
3. In Praise of Big Noses (Personal Reflection); Persis M. Karim --
4. LMs que un Bocado! (More Than a Mouthful): Comparing Hooters in the United States and Colombia; Michelle Newton-Francis and Salvador Vidal-Ortiz --
5. Most Days I'm Beautiful : A Reflection on Skin and Body Hair in Cambodia (Personal Reflection); Kaija Bergen --
6. Reproducing Beauty: Creating Somali Women in a Global Diaspora; Lucy Lowe --
7. The Before-and-After Template: Researching and Reflecting on Body Image Concerns in Globalizing India (Personal Reflection); Jaita Talukdar --
8. Metrosexuality as a Body Discourse: Masculinity and Sports Stars in Global and Local Contexts; Jan Wickman and Fredrik Langeland.
Responsibility: edited by Afshan Jafar and Erynn Masi de Casanova.
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