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Feminist Media Ethnography in India: Exploring Power, Gender, and Culture in the Field
This article is a self-reflexive account of one postcolonial feminist media scholar’s research among young middle-class women in urban India who read Western romance fiction. Urging feminist scholarsExpand
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Melanin on the Margins: Advertising and the Cultural Politics of Fair/Light/White Beauty in India
The recent commercial boom in women's skin-lightening or “fairness” cosmetics in India is part of the larger context of escalating lifestyle consumerism in Asia's emerging market nations. ThisExpand
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Facing Barack Hussein Obama
Arguing that race does not receive enough attention in studies of globalization, this article examines the implications of Barack Hussein Obama's successful presidential candidacy for both expandingExpand
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Reading Fictions of Romance: Gender, Sexuality, and Nationalism in Postcolonial India
Through an ethnographic study the A. explores the implications of romance reading for young Indian women's gender, class, and national identities in one urban setting in South India. He demonstratesExpand
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Global queens, national celebrities: tales of feminine triumph in post‐liberalization India
This paper's analysis of print media texts about India's six Miss World and Miss Universe title‐holders maps the cultural production of the global beauty queen as an emerging hero whose tale ofExpand
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Representations of gender and colorism in India
This article examines representations of skin color and its symbolic affiliations with discourses of gender, class, and caste in the Amar Chitra Katha (immortal pictorial stories) comic series, theExpand
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Getting Real With “Tell It Like It Is” Talk Therapy: Hegemonic Masculinity and the Dr. Phil Show
The third season of the Dr. Phil talk show opens with the announcement, ‘‘Get ready for Dr. Phil’s biggest challenge yet . . Dr. Phil takes on an entire town . . One family at a time.’’ A sound biteExpand
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Western Romance Fiction as English-Language Media in Postcolonial India.
In this study I took an ethnographic approach to examine the reception of imported Mills & Boon romance novels among women in postcolonial urban India. My approach included intensive interviews andExpand
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Contesting the Politics of Ethnography: Towards an Alternative Knowledge Production
We were free, but our bellies were empty. The Master had become the Boss-Medouze, in the film Sugar Cane Alley
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IMMORTAL COMICS, EPIDERMAL POLITICS
This article examines representations of skin color and its symbolic affiliations with discourses of gender, class, and caste in the Amar Chitra Katha (immortal pictorial stories) comic series, theExpand
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