Gordon, Doreen J.
Author Affiliation, Ana.
A beleza abre portas: beauty and the racialised body among black middle class women in Salvador, Brazil.
Date of Publication
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.....