There She Is, Miss America: The Politics of Sex, Beauty, and Race in Americas Most Famous Pageant Elwood Watson

ISBN: 9781403963024

Published: August 21st 2004

Paperback

224 pages


Description

There She Is, Miss America: The Politics of Sex, Beauty, and Race in Americas Most Famous Pageant  by  Elwood Watson

There She Is, Miss America: The Politics of Sex, Beauty, and Race in Americas Most Famous Pageant by Elwood Watson
August 21st 2004 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, RTF | 224 pages | ISBN: 9781403963024 | 3.33 Mb

While some see the Miss American Pageant as hokey vestige of another era, many remain enthralled by the annual Atlantic City event. And whether you love it or hate it, no one can deny the impact the contest has had on American popular culture-indeed,MoreWhile some see the Miss American Pageant as hokey vestige of another era, many remain enthralled by the annual Atlantic City event. And whether you love it or hate it, no one can deny the impact the contest has had on American popular culture-indeed, many reality television shows seem to have taken cues from the pageant.

Founded in 1921, the Miss America Pageant has provided a fascinating glimpse into how American standards of femininity have been defined, projected, maintained, and challenged. At various times, it has been praised as a positive role model for young American women, protested as degrading to women by feminists, and shamed by scandals, such as the one caused by the Penthouse photos of Vanessa Williams in 1984. In this first interdisciplinary anthology to examine this uniquely American event, scholars defend, critique, and reflect on the pageant, grappling with themes like beauty, race, the body, identity, kitsch, and consumerism.

There She Is, Miss America provides a fascinating examination of an enduring American icon.



Enter the sum





Related Archive Books



Related Books


Comments

Comments for "There She Is, Miss America: The Politics of Sex, Beauty, and Race in Americas Most Famous Pageant":


hk-laws.trustedbookdll.website

©2010-2015 | DMCA | Contact us