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  1. Of Beasts and Beauty: Gender, Race, and Identity in Colombia
    Of Beasts and Beauty: Gender, Race, and Identity in Colombia
    Of Beasts and Beauty: Gender, Race, and Identity in Colombia
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  2. Of Beasts and Beauty: Gender, Race, and Identity in Colombia

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All societies around the world and through time value beauty highly. Tracing the evolutions of the Colombian standards of beauty since 1845, Michael Edward Stanfield explores their significance to and symbiotic relationship with violence and inequality in the country. Arguing that beauty holds not only social power but also economic and political power, he positions it as a pacific and inclusive influence in a country “ripped apart by violence, private armies, seizures of land, and abuse of governmental authority, one hoping that female beauty could save it from the ravages of the male beast.” One specific means of obscuring those harsh realities is the beauty pageant, of which Colombia has over 300 per year. Stanfield investigates the ways in which these pageants reveal the effects of European modernity and notions of ethnicity on Colombian women, and how beauty for Colombians has become an external representation of order and morality that can counter the pathological effects of violence, inequality, and exclusion in their country.

Specifications

Country
USA
Author
Michael Edward Stanfield
Binding
Paperback
EAN
9781477302224
Edition
Reprint
ISBN
1477302220
Label
University of Texas Press
Manufacturer
University of Texas Press
MPN
black & white illustrations
NumberOfItems
1
NumberOfPages
292
PartNumber
black & white illustrations
PublicationDate
2014-11-01
Publisher
University of Texas Press
Studio
University of Texas Press
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