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Mariko Hamashima

Miss Samoa: Navigating Gender, Politics, and Culture in the National Pageant

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2014-January-01
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As a national pageant, Miss Samoa operates as a performative space where notions of gender, politics, and culture are negotiated and transformed. In this thesis, I examine how these concepts operate on an individual, local, and transnational level. Plus, the...

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