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Pure beauty : judging race in Japanese American beauty pageants

Author: Rebecca Chiyoko King-O'Riain
Publisher: Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Examines the question of who is Japanese American.

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
King-O'Riain, Rebecca Chiyoko.
Pure beauty.
Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, ©2006
(OCoLC)607881300
Online version:
King-O'Riain, Rebecca Chiyoko.
Pure beauty.
Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, ©2006
(OCoLC)607888021
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Rebecca Chiyoko King-O'Riain
ISBN: 0816647895 9780816647897 0816647909 9780816647903
OCLC Number: 70158449
Description: xiii, 276 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: Negotiating racial hybridity in community beauty pageants --
Race work and the effort of racial claims --
The Japanese American community in transition --
Japanese American beauty pageants in historical perspective --
Cultural impostors and eggs : race without culture and culture without race --
Patrolling bodies : the social control of race through gender --
The "ambassadress" queen : moving authentically between racial communities in the United States and Japan --
Percentages, parts, and power : racial eligibility rules and local versions of Japanese Americanness in context --
Conclusion: Japanese Americanness, beauty pageants, and race work.
Responsibility: Rebecca Chiyoko King-O'Riain.
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