- 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 scholarly work and first-person accounts takes globalization processes and the transnational links these processes create as the jumping-off point for an examination of what it means to be, have, or aspire to a beautiful body.
Table of Contents:
- Bodies, beauty, and location : an introduction / Afshan Jafar and Erynn Masi de Casanova
- Refashioning global bodies : cosmopolitan femininities in Nigerian beauty pageants and the Vietnamese sex industry / Kimberly Kay Hoang
- Aesthetic labor, racialization, and aging in Tijuana's cosmopolitan sex industry / Susanne Hofmann
- In praise of big noses (personal reflection) / Persis M. Karim
- ¡Mas que un bocado! (More Than a mouthful) : Comparing Hooters in the United States and Colombia / Salvador Vidal-Ortiz
- Most days I'm beautiful : a reflection on skin and body hair in Cambodia (personal reflection) / Kaija Bergen
- Reproducing beauty : creating Somali women in a global diaspora / Lucy Lowe
- The before-and-after template : researching and reflecting on body image concerns in globalizing India (personal reflection) / Jaita Talukdar
- Metrosexuality as a body discourse : masculinity and sports stars in global and local contexts / Fredrik Langeland.
- Item content: English
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 151-168) and index.
Description based on print version record.
- 1 online resource.
- HQ1219 .G56 2013eb
- 9781137365347 (electronic bk.)
113736534X (electronic bk.)
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- EBC1588887 (source: MiAaPQ)
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