Lecture 2.28

Lecture 2.28 - Beauty Norms Significant: Shape thoughts...

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Beauty Norms Significant: Shape thoughts about ourselves shape how we interact with others Chicana ethnic border crossers encounter contrary standards of beauty shaped by race ( intersection gender/race) in Euroamerican/mainstream conceptions of female beauty beauty = thin dark skin beautiful only as exotic Narrow standard problematic many women can't fit this description Chicanas commonly excluded Chicana/o Cultural Conceptions of Beauty Beautiful = dark skin different clothes, hair, make-up are the norm Within Chicana/o culture both norms co-exist in tension the norm “fair & thin is beautiful” is widely accepted & taught to children by some & rejected by others RESULT: borders exist within Chicana/o culture regarding standards of beauty structured partly
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course PSYCH 1 taught by Professor Fridlund during the Winter '08 term at UCSB.

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