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Women and bullfighting : gender, sex and the consumption of tradition

Author: Sarah Pink
Publisher: Oxford : Berg, 1997.
Series: Mediterranea Series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

This series features ethnographic monographs and collected works on theoretical approaches to aspects of life and culture in the areas bordering the Mediterranean. This volume examines women and bull  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sarah Pink
ISBN: 1859739563 9781859739563 185973961X 9781859739617
OCLC Number: 851109921
Notes: Indice.
Description: vii, 233 p. : il. ; 22 cm.
Contents: Part 1 Setting the scene: prologue - constructing femininity and inventing tradition; introduction - a "world of bullfighting". Part 2 Rethinking gender and bullfighting in Andalusia: slaying anthropology's goat - men, women and reputation in Andalusia; gender, bullfighting and anthropology - theorizing women bullfighters. Part 3 Detras de la Barrera? Women off stage and women creeping out from behind the scenes: wife, seductress, mother and the beautiful spectator - representations of femininities and "tradition"; active "Aficonadas" - a gendered lens on a photographic ritual. Part 4 Women performers - from the public arena to a domestic screen: gender, power and access to the arena - media, experience and representations of self; "Toreras" and "trajes" - dressing up in the names of history; breasts in the bullring - female physiology, women bullfighters and competing femininities; from ritual performance to media commodity - women performers and media events. Part 5 Conclusions: modern femininities and consuming traditions. Appendix: questions of translation and terminology.
Series Title: Mediterranea Series.
Responsibility: Sarah Pink.


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'an insightful and provocative account of gender and women bullfighters in Andalusia.' [...] Dr Pink presents a rich, vivid, and indepth description of the bullfight and the roles that women play in Read more...

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