How to Win a Beauty Pageant: Race, Gender, Culture, and U.S. National Identity

Comparative American Studies 240

Usual Description

This course examines US beauty pageants from the 1920s to the present. Our aim will be to analyze pageantry as a unique site for the interplay of race, gender, class, sexuality, and nation. We will learn about cultural studies methodology, including close reading, cultural history, critical discourse analysis, and ethnography, and use those methods to understand the changing identity of the US over time. This course includes a field visit to a pageant in Ohio.

Areas of Interest
United States
United States
Course Listings

These are all of the listings of this course recorded in the Oberlin course catalog since the fall of 2007.

Listing Semester Professor
Comparative American Studies 240 Taught by Afia Ofori-Mensa
Comparative American Studies 240 Taught by Afia Ofori-Mensa
Comparative American Studies 240 Taught by Afia Ofori-Mensa
Comparative American Studies 240 Taught by Afia Ofori-Mensa