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Gordon, Doreen J.
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Article Title
A beleza abre portas: beauty and the racialised body among black middle class women in Salvador, Brazil.
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Feminist Theory
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Date of Publication
2013
Volume ID
14
Issue ID
2
Page(s)
203-218
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Abstract
Beauty is constantly lived and incorporated as a meaningful social category in Brazil and intersects with racialised and gendered ways of belonging to the Brazilian nation. In this article, I deploy ethnographic material to show how middle-class women self-identifying as black embody and experience beauty and how, through practices and discourses centred on physical appearance, they both reinforce and challenge broader social and racial inequalities in Brazil.....
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