Global Beauty, Local Bodies

Global Beauty, Local Bodies

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781349478392
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date: 11/08/2015
Edition description: 1st ed. 2013
Pages: 185
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

Oluwakemi M. Balogun, Pomona College, USA

Kimberly Kay Hoang, Boston College, USA

Susanne Hofmann, The University of Manchester, UK

Persis M. Karim, San Jose State University, USA

Michelle Newton-Francis, American University, USA

Salvador Vidal-Ortiz, American University, USA

Kaija Bergen, Kampot Provincial Teacher Training College, Cambodia

Lucy Lowe, University of Edinburgh, Scotland

Jaita Talukdar, Loyola University, New Orleans, USA

Jan Wickman, Åbo Akademi University, Finland

Fredrik Langeland, University of Stavanger, Norway

Table of 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. ¡M á s 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 References Notes on Contributors Index

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