Globalizing Beauty: Attitudes toward Beauty Pageants among Nepali Women

  title={Globalizing Beauty: Attitudes toward Beauty Pageants among Nepali Women},
  author={Mary Crawford and G. Kerwin and Alka Gurung and Deepti Khati and P. Jha and Anjana Chalise Regmi},
  journal={Feminism & Psychology},
  pages={61 - 86}
  • Mary Crawford, G. Kerwin, +3 authors Anjana Chalise Regmi
  • Published 2008
  • Sociology
  • Feminism & Psychology
  • A series of focus groups and semi-structured interviews were conducted exploring the beliefs of urban Nepali women about the introduction of beauty pageants to Nepal. This qualitative study examined how the competing pressures of modernization and traditionality impinge on Nepali women who are attempting to both resist patriarchal restrictions and preserve long-established cultural values. The large majority of participants expressed ambivalence toward beauty contests in Nepal. They expressed… CONTINUE READING
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