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Making Miss India Miss World: Constructing Gender, Power, and the Nation in Postliberalization India

Making Miss India Miss World: Constructing Gender, Power, and the Nation in Postliberalization India Cover

ISBN13: 9780815631767
ISBN10: 0815631766
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Cultural anthropologist Dewey explores the Miss India beauty pageant as a window into issues of beauty, power, and class in India. Her key themes are the power of the gaze, gender, and globalization. After exploring the experiences and perceptions of several recent pageant participants, she examines the month-long Miss India training program and its constructions of hierarchies of beauty and nationality. She then discusses the pageant as a space in the cultural landscape in which women's bodies become representations of the nation. Finally, she brings in the theme of globalization in chapters exploring the incorporation of "international standards" at the Miss India pageant (and the analogous incorporation of "international standards" following economic liberalization) and the way Sunsilk shampoo, sponsor of the 2003 pageant, uses its sponsorship to position itself as a marker of modernity in India. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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ankita.p1995, December 12, 2011 (view all comments by ankita.p1995)
Its a best book for thoes people who keep intrest in miss india and world as it gives a lot of information about it
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780815631767
Publisher:
Syracuse University Press
Subject:
Women
Author:
Dewey, Susan
Subject:
Ethnicity
Subject:
Gender Studies
Subject:
Women's Studies - General
Subject:
India Social conditions.
Subject:
Women -- India -- Social conditions.
Subject:
Gender Studies-Womens Studies
Series:
Gender and Globalization
Publication Date:
20080431
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
245
Dimensions:
9.16x6.33x.88 in. 1.11 lbs.

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History and Social Science » Asia » India » Modern
History and Social Science » Gender Studies » General

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