Ain't I a woman? Female landmine survivors' beauty pageants and the ethics of staring

@article{Bloul2012AintIA,
  title={Ain't I a woman? Female landmine survivors' beauty pageants and the ethics of staring},
  author={Rachel A. D. Bloul},
  journal={Social Identities},
  year={2012},
  volume={18},
  pages={18 - 3}
}
The paper addresses the recent flurry of beauty pageants as reintegration rituals which specifically aim at the symbolic integration of some stigmatized embodied identities: Miss HIV (Botswana, Uganda, Nigeria, Zimbabwe but also Russia), Mr or Ms AIDS (Kenya) and the most recent Miss Landmine (Angola, Cambodia). Common reactions to such events betray a most uncomfortable moral quandary: people seem torn between condemnation, repulsion and a very hesitant acknowledgement of the stated aim of… 
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