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Queens of academe : beauty pageantry, student bodies, and college life

Publication Type:

Book

Source:

Oxford University Press, Oxford ; New York, p.246 (2012)

Call Number:

Cubb LC1757 .T53 2012

URL:

http://searchworks.stanford.edu/view/9636097

Keywords:

Beauty contestants--United States, Beauty contests--United States, Universities and colleges--United States--Sociological aspects, Women college students--United States

Abstract:

Contents: Beauty and the boar -- Cleavage and campus life -- Pride and pulchritude: campus pageant politics, 1920-1980 -- Making the grade in the new millennium: beauty, platforming, celebrity, and normativity -- "We are here": pageants as racial "homeplaces" and ethnic combat zones -- Class acts and class work: poise and the polishing of campus queens -- Flesh and spirit: bibles, beauty, and bikinis -- Afterward: class work/homework.

Publication Language:

eng