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

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Syracuse University Press, Apr 7, 2008 - Social Science - 260 pages
For almost half a century, the Miss India competition has been a prominent feature of Indian popular culture, influencing, over time, the conventional standard for female beauty. As India participates increasingly in a global economy, that standard is gradually being shaped by forces beyond the country’s borders. Through the unexpected lens of the 2003 beauty pageant, Susan Dewey’s Making Miss India Miss World examines what feminine beauty has come to mean in a country transformed by recent political, economic, and cultural developments.
 

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there is really exist gap between the rich and the poor. i don't know why Indian people love fair skin. (alreay i know there was under the colonization) in this globalization, India is really changing. Read full review

Contents

PART ONE Part One The Power of the Gaze
51
Announcer dressed as a mermaid
70
Watching Miss World
91
Aishwarya Rai in front of a cutout of the Taj Mahal
102
Judges and experts
108
Strī Sakti and the Rhetoric of Womens
127
Miss World Diana Hayden and children
132
Miss World Aishwarya Rai with her mother
150
A careful balance between Indian and modern
190
Miss India and National Identity
195
Sponsors and brand association
203
Display of Indian textiles
210
Indias ambassador to the world
217
Conclusion
220
Miss World Diana Hayden returns to India
223
Glossary
227

Structural Adjustment
157

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Susan Dewey is assistant professor in Gender and Women’s Studies at the University of Wyoming. She is a cultural anthropologist specializing in macroeconomic policy and Indian culture, particularly women’s culture. Dewey is the author of Hollow Bodies: Institutional Responses to Sex Trafficking in Armenia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, and India; Neon Wasteland: On Love, Motherhood, and Sex Work in a Rust Belt Town; and coeditor of Policing Pleasure: Sex Work, Policy, and the State in Global Perspective.

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