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Of beasts and beauty : gender, race, and identity in Colombia, by Michael Edward Stanfield

Label
Of beasts and beauty : gender, race, and identity in Colombia
Title
Of beasts and beauty
Title remainder
gender, race, and identity in Colombia
Statement of responsibility
by Michael Edward Stanfield
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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." -- Publisher's description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1957-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Stanfield, Michael Edward
Dewey number
305.409861
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ1220.C7
LC item number
S73 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Feminine beauty (Aesthetics)
  • Beauty contests
  • Women
  • Nationalism
  • Colombia
  • Colombia
  • Colombia
Label
Of beasts and beauty : gender, race, and identity in Colombia, by Michael Edward Stanfield
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
"La mujer reina pero no gobierna," 1845-1885 -- Bicycle race, 1885-1914 -- Apparent modernity, 1914-1929 -- Liberal beauty, 1930-1948 -- Exclusive beasts, 1948-1958 -- From Miss Universe to the anti-reina, 1958-1968 -- Static government, social evolution, 1968-1979 -- Pulchritude, the palacio, and power, 1979-1985
Control code
820450694
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 280 pages
Isbn
9780292745582
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012044364
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)820450694
Label
Of beasts and beauty : gender, race, and identity in Colombia, by Michael Edward Stanfield
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
"La mujer reina pero no gobierna," 1845-1885 -- Bicycle race, 1885-1914 -- Apparent modernity, 1914-1929 -- Liberal beauty, 1930-1948 -- Exclusive beasts, 1948-1958 -- From Miss Universe to the anti-reina, 1958-1968 -- Static government, social evolution, 1968-1979 -- Pulchritude, the palacio, and power, 1979-1985
Control code
820450694
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 280 pages
Isbn
9780292745582
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012044364
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)820450694

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