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Beauty Queens

By Libba Bray
  • ISBN Code: : 0545388716
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Pages : 400
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reads : 629
  • Book Compatibility : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Pdf : beauty-queens.pdf

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From bestselling, Printz Award-winning author Libba Bray, the story of a plane of beauty pageant contestants that crashes on a desert island. Teen beauty queens. A "Lost"-like island. Mysteries and dangers. No access to emall. And the spirit of fierce, feral competition that lives underground in girls, a savage brutality that can only be revealed by a journey into the heart of non-exfoliated darkness. Oh, the horror, the horror! Only funnier. With evening gowns. And a body count.

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Beauty Queen

By Deborrah Himsel
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  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Book Code : 1137437782
  • Total of Pages : 240
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 671
  • Pdf File: beauty-queen.pdf

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Andrea Jung, the glamorous former head of Avon, was arguably the world's most charismatic and effective CEO, credited with the astonishing turnaround of the venerable brand. Avon's board was filled with tough-minded, successful CEOs and other high achievers, but when Jung walked into a room wearing her Chanel suit, custom- blended lipstick and signature pearls, every head turned and she had them eating out of her hand. She seemed incapable of making a wrong move, until, amid declining sales, an investigation by the SEC, and a brand in crisis she stepped down in late 2012. In Beauty Queen, former Avon VP Deborrah Himsel uses Jung's story as a case study for two timeless leadership questions: What makes great leaders great? And what makes them fail? She explores both Jung's early years of success as well as the combination of missteps that led to her downfall, including her failure to nurture Avon's direct selling channel, the erosion of trust that occurred as a result of frequent decision reversals, and her ignorance of operational details, including how her people secured a license to conduct door-to-door sales in China, that led to a federal investigation. Through interviews with other CEOs, Avon executives past and present, and leadership experts, Hiimsel explores the unique challenges Jung faced as a female Fortune 500 CEO; the thin line between pride and hubris; and the danger of the so-called "halo effect" in our high-stakes times.

Language, Globalization and the Making of a Tanzanian Beauty Queen

By Sabrina Billings
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Multilingual Matters
  • Book Code : 1783090774
  • Total of Pages : 224
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Members : 242
  • Pdf File: language-globalization-and-the-making-of-a-tanzanian-beauty-queen.pdf

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Through micro-analysis of language use, this book chronicles young women's pathways to becoming a Tanzanian beauty queen, offering an original perspective on the intersection of language with globalization, nationalism, and inequality in urban East Africa. This compelling linguistic ethnography considers the real-life effects, both on- and off-stage, of language policy, education, and gender dynamics for the women competing in the pageants. While highlighting many contestants' struggles for escape from poverty and patriarchy, the book also emphasizes their creative strategies – linguistic and otherwise – for bettering their lives and shows how people living in a global economic periphery take part in, and sometimes feel left out of, the wider world.

Socialist Dreams and Beauty Queens

By Jamie Maslin
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 162914066X
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : Travel
  • Members : 876
  • Pdf File: socialist-dreams-and-beauty-queens.pdf

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Couchsurfer, hitchhiker, and rogue wanderer Jamie Maslin embarks on a couchsurfing adventure to the homeland of “firebrand,” “populist,” “anti-American” president Hugo Chavez: the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. Alone in the crime capital of the world Maslin immediately finds himself in trouble—arrested by knife-wielding police officers and inoculated with an unwanted vaccination. After a terrifying start in Caracas, he soon leaves the teeming city and travels to the places tourists never see, staying on the couches of people he befriended online just days earlier, and meeting everyone from fervent social revolutionaries to the country’s wealthy elite. He sets off in search of mile-high waterfalls, flat topped jungle plateaus, rolling deserts, and the famous lightning that appears suddenly in the sky with no rain or thunder. Visiting sprawling slums and opulent mansions, Maslin offers a fascinating and timely social, cultural, and historical introduction to a country increasingly in the headlines. Often irreverent, frequently informative, and habitually funny, this is the remarkable account of a young adventurer’s journey through a breathtakingly beautiful and dynamic country where the politics of oil and social revolution are never far from the surface.

Ain't I a Beauty Queen?

By Maxine Leeds Craig
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Book Code : 9780198032557
  • Total of Pages : 208
  • Category : History
  • Members : 162
  • Pdf File: ain-t-i-a-beauty-queen.pdf

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"Black is Beautiful!" The words were the exuberant rallying cry of a generation of black women who threw away their straightening combs and adopted a proud new style they called the Afro. The Afro, as worn most famously by Angela Davis, became a veritable icon of the Sixties. Although the new beauty standards seemed to arise overnight, they actually had deep roots within black communities. Tracing her story to 1891, when a black newspaper launched a contest to find the most beautiful woman of the race, Maxine Leeds Craig documents how black women have negotiated the intersection of race, class, politics, and personal appearance in their lives. Craig takes the reader from beauty parlors in the 1940s to late night political meetings in the 1960s to demonstrate the powerful influence of social movements on the experience of daily life. With sources ranging from oral histories of Civil Rights and Black Power Movement activists and men and women who stood on the sidelines to black popular magazines and the black movement press, Ain't I a Beauty Queen? will fascinate those interested in beauty culture, gender, class, and the dynamics of race and social movements.

Beauty Queen (Whatever After #7)

By Sarah Mlynowski
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Book Code : 0545746558
  • Total of Pages : 176
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 715
  • Pdf File: beauty-queen.pdf

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The magical seventh installment in this NEW YORK TIMES bestselling series! This time, the magic mirror sucks Abby and Jonah into the story of Beauty and the Beast. When Jonah angers the Beast by picking flowers from his garden, he becomes the Beast's prisoner! Abby has to save her brother by finding Beauty, whom the Beast will surely fall in love with, right? NOPE. The Beast doesn't like Beauty, so it's up to Abby and her brother to match-make this reluctant pair and fix this fractured fairy tale before things get pretty ugly!

Ain't I a Beauty Queen?

By Maxine Leeds Craig
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Book Code : 9780198032557
  • Total of Pages : 208
  • Category : History
  • Members : 215
  • Pdf File: ain-t-i-a-beauty-queen.pdf

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"Black is Beautiful!" The words were the exuberant rallying cry of a generation of black women who threw away their straightening combs and adopted a proud new style they called the Afro. The Afro, as worn most famously by Angela Davis, became a veritable icon of the Sixties. Although the new beauty standards seemed to arise overnight, they actually had deep roots within black communities. Tracing her story to 1891, when a black newspaper launched a contest to find the most beautiful woman of the race, Maxine Leeds Craig documents how black women have negotiated the intersection of race, class, politics, and personal appearance in their lives. Craig takes the reader from beauty parlors in the 1940s to late night political meetings in the 1960s to demonstrate the powerful influence of social movements on the experience of daily life. With sources ranging from oral histories of Civil Rights and Black Power Movement activists and men and women who stood on the sidelines to black popular magazines and the black movement press, Ain't I a Beauty Queen? will fascinate those interested in beauty culture, gender, class, and the dynamics of race and social movements.

The One True Me and You

By Remi K. England
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  • Publisher : Wednesday Books
  • Book Code : 1250814871
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Members : 681
  • Pdf File: the-one-true-me-and-you.pdf

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“A breezy, snappy story about fandom, friendships, and being true to yourself.”—TJ Klune One small fandom convention. One teen beauty pageant. One meet cute waiting to happen. Up and coming fanfic author Kaylee Beaumont is internally screaming at the chance to finally meet her fandom friends in real life and spend a weekend at GreatCon. She also has a side quest for the weekend: · Try out they/them pronouns to see how it feels · Wear more masculine-presenting cosplay · Kiss a girl for the first time It’s...a lot, and Kay mostly wants to lie face down on the hotel floor. Especially when her hometown bully, Miss North Carolina, shows up in the very same hotel. But there’s this con-sponsored publishing contest, and the chance to meet her fandom idols...and then, there’s Teagan. Pageant queen Teagan Miller (Miss Virginia) has her eye on the much-needed prize: the $25,000 scholarship awarded to the winner of the Miss Cosmic Teen USA pageant. She also has secrets: · She loves the dresses but hates the tiaras · She’s a giant nerd for everything GreatCon · She’s gay af If Teagan can just keep herself wrapped up tight for one more weekend, she can claim the scholarship and go off to college out and proud. If she’s caught, she could lose everything she’s worked for. If her rival, Miss North Carolina, has anything to do with it, that’s exactly how it’ll go down. When Teagan and Kay bump into one another the first night, sparks fly. Their connection is intense—as is their shared enemy. If they’re spotted, the safe space of the con will be shattered, and all their secrets will follow them home. The risks are great...but could the reward of embracing their true selves be worth it? A big-hearted, joyful romance and a love letter to all things geek, Remi K. England's The One True Me and You is a *witness me* celebration of standing up for, and being, yourself. “A love letter to the support of online communities, to the friendships that define you, and to the ongoing, lifelong challenge to define yourself.”—Emma Lord "This geeky rom-com is fan-tastic and i-con-ic." -Buzzfeed "Wonderfully explores the alienation and confusion felt by many LGBTQ+ teens without verging into hopelessness...heartwarming and immensely relatable." —Kirkus Reviews

Queens of Academe

By Karen W. Tice
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Book Code : 0199842795
  • Total of Pages : 264
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 528
  • Pdf File: queens-of-academe.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Universities are unlikely venues for grading bodies, beauty, poise, and style. Nonetheless, thousands of college women have sought not only college diplomas but campus beauty titles and tiaras throughout the twentieth century, and the cultural power of beauty pageants continues into the twenty-first. In Queens of Academe, Karen W. Tice asks how, and why, does higher education remain in the beauty and body business and with what effects on student bodies and identities. Drawing on archival research and interviews as well as hundreds of hours observing college pageants on predominantly black and white campuses, Tice argues the pageants help to illuminate the shifting iterations of class, race, religion, culture, sexuality, and gender braided into campus rituals and student life. Moving beyond a binary of objectification versus empowerment, Tice offers a nuanced analysis of the making of idealized collegiate masculinities and femininities, and the stylization of higher education itself.

Language, Globalization and the Making of a Tanzanian Beauty Queen

By Sabrina Billings
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Multilingual Matters
  • Book Code : 1783090774
  • Total of Pages : 224
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Members : 977
  • Pdf File: language-globalization-and-the-making-of-a-tanzanian-beauty-queen.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Through micro-analysis of language use, this book chronicles young women's pathways to becoming a Tanzanian beauty queen, offering an original perspective on the intersection of language with globalization, nationalism, and inequality in urban East Africa. This compelling linguistic ethnography considers the real-life effects, both on- and off-stage, of language policy, education, and gender dynamics for the women competing in the pageants. While highlighting many contestants' struggles for escape from poverty and patriarchy, the book also emphasizes their creative strategies – linguistic and otherwise – for bettering their lives and shows how people living in a global economic periphery take part in, and sometimes feel left out of, the wider world.

Love between an IAS officer and beauty queen

By Priya Singh
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  • Publisher : BFC Publications
  • Book Code : 9355097174
  • Total of Pages : 114
  • Category : Poetry
  • Members : 139
  • Pdf File: love-between-an-ias-officer-and-beauty-queen.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This book describes the beautiful love story between an IAS officer and a beauty queen. Beauty queen is heroine of the novel & Aakrit is real hero of the novel. He is sincere, determinant and an UPSC aspirant. He has all the qualities of an IAS officer. He met a fashion icon girl named Beauty queen in college. Aakrit never get-attracted towards that girl like every boy. Aakrit becomes a favourite of all professors in college. On the other hand, the beauty queen felt strange that the new boy is not giving her attention. Aakrit used to enter college’s gate with newspaper that’s why Beauty queen named him Mr. Current affair. Beauty queen did lots of efforts to gain Aakrit’s attention but she fails every time. Unknowingly she developed a likeness for Aakrit. Beauty queen always sits near Aakrit and always teases him as a book lover. They both have funny conversations. After two years Aakrit became an IAS officer. Seeing Aakrit as an IAS officer beauty queen feel very happy but few things happened which forced her to choose UPSC as her career. After some time, she took admission in famous Ojaank IAS academy and she get transformed to perfect human being and she cracked the UPSC exam. Read the complete story to know what happened that forced Beauty queen to become an IAS officer? Read the complete story to know whether she gets Aakrit her true love? Read the complete story to know whether Aakrit too loves Beauty queen silently? Read the complete story to know how Ojaank Academy turned a Beauty queen to an UPSC queen. Maybe it can turn you as well?

Going Bovine

By Libba Bray
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  • Publisher : Delacorte Press
  • Book Code : 0375893768
  • Total of Pages : 400
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Members : 126
  • Pdf File: going-bovine.pdf

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From the author of the Gemma Doyle trilogy and The Diviners series, this groundbreaking New York Times bestseller and winner of the Michael L. Printz Award for literary excellence is "smart, funny, and layered," raves Entertainment Weekly. All 16-year-old Cameron wants is to get through high school—and life in general—with a minimum of effort. It’s not a lot to ask. But that’s before he’s given some bad news: he’s sick and he’s going to die. Which totally sucks. Hope arrives in the winged form of Dulcie, a loopy punk angel/possible hallucination with a bad sugar habit. She tells Cam there is a cure—if he’s willing to go in search of it. With the help of a death-obsessed, video-gaming dwarf and a yard gnome, Cam sets off on the mother of all road trips through a twisted America . . . into the heart of what matters most. From acclaimed author Libba Bray comes a dark comedic journey that poses the questions: Why are we here? What is real? What makes microwave popcorn so good? Why must we die? And how do we really learn to live? "A hilarious and hallucinatory quest."—The New York Times "Sublimely surreal."—People "Libba Bray's fabulous new book will, with any justice, be a cult classic. The kind of book you take with you to college, in the hopes that your roommate will turn out to have packed their own copy, too. Reading it is like discovering an alternate version of The Phantom Tollbooth, where Holden Caulfield has hit Milo over the head and stolen his car, his token, and his tollbooth. There's adventure and tragedy here, a sprinkling of romance, musical interludes, a battle-ready yard gnome who's also a Norse God, and practically a chorus line of physicists. Which reminds me: will someone, someday, take Going Bovine and turn it into a musical, preferably a rock opera? I want the sound track, the program, the T-shirt, and front row tickets."—Kelly Link, author of Get in Trouble, finalist for the Pulitzer Prize

Tempting the Beauty Queen

By Carolyn Hector
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Book Code : 1488081697
  • Total of Pages : 224
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 172
  • Pdf File: tempting-the-beauty-queen.pdf

Book Short Summary:

From beauty queen…to bride? A Once Upon a Tiara story If Kenzie Swayne didn’t require a date for a string of upcoming weddings, she’d turn Ramon Torres’s offer down flat. The gorgeous entrepreneur stood her up once, unwilling to let emotion interfere with his ambition. Ramon needs Kenzie’s expertise for a new business venture, so he agrees to escort her. But when secrets from their pasts are revealed, can Ramon make Kenzie his—forever?

I Hope We Choose Love

By Kai Cheng Thom
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  • Publisher : arsenal pulp press
  • Book Code : 1551527766
  • Total of Pages : 144
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 225
  • Pdf File: i-hope-we-choose-love.pdf

Book Short Summary:

What can we hope for at the end of the world? What can we trust in when community has broken our hearts? What would it mean to pursue justice without violence? How can we love in the absence of faith? In a heartbreaking yet hopeful collection of personal essays and prose poems, blending the confessional, political, and literary, Kai Cheng Thom dives deep into the questions that haunt social movements today. With the author’s characteristic eloquence and honesty, I Hope We Choose Love proposes heartfelt solutions on the topics of violence, complicity, family, vengeance, and forgiveness. Taking its cues from contemporary thought leaders in the transformative justice movement such as adrienne maree brown and Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha, this provocative book is a call for nuance in a time of political polarization, for healing in a time of justice, and for love in an apocalypse.

The Accidental Beauty Queen

By Teri Wilson
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1501197614
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 141
  • Pdf File: the-accidental-beauty-queen.pdf

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In this charming romantic comedy perfect for fans of Meg Cabot and Sophie Kinsella, critically acclaimed author Teri Wilson shows us that sometimes being pushed out of your comfort zone leads you to the ultimate prize. Charlotte Gorman loves her job as an elementary school librarian, and is content to experience life through the pages of her books. Which couldn’t be more opposite from her identical twin sister. Ginny, an Instagram-famous beauty pageant contestant, has been chasing a crown since she was old enough to enunciate the words world peace, and she’s not giving up until she gets the title of Miss American Treasure. And Ginny’s refusing to do it alone this time. She drags Charlotte to the pageant as a good luck charm, but the winning plan quickly goes awry when Ginny has a terrible, face-altering allergic reaction the night before the pageant, and Charlotte suddenly finds herself in a switcheroo the twins haven’t successfully pulled off in decades. Woefully unprepared for the glittery world of hair extensions, false eyelashes, and push-up bras, Charlotte is mortified at every unstable step in her sky-high stilettos. But as she discovers there’s more to her fellow contestants than just wanting a sparkly crown, Charlotte realizes she has a whole new motivation for winning.

The Beauty Queen of Leenane

By Martin McDonagh
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  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Book Code : 1472518632
  • Total of Pages : 128
  • Category : Drama
  • Members : 788
  • Pdf File: the-beauty-queen-of-leenane.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This Student Edition of Martin McDonagh's The Beauty Queen of Leenane features expert and helpful annotation, including a scene-by-scene summary, a detailed commentary on the dramatic, social and political context, and on the themes, characters, language and structure of the play, as well a list of suggested reading and questions for further study and a review of performance history. Set in the mountains of Connemara, County Galway, The Beauty Queen of Leenane tells the darkly comic tale of Maureen Folan, a plain and lonely spinster in her early forties, and Mag her devilishly manipulative ageing mother whose interference in Maureen's first and potentially last loving relationship sets in motion a train of events that is as gothically funny as it is horrific. Maureen might long for the romance that will spirit her away, but if she goes, who will stir the lumps out of Mag's Complan? The Beauty Queen of Leenane was first presented as a Druid Theatre/Royal Court Theatre co-production in January 1996. An instant classic from its first performance, The Beauty Queen of Leenane established Martin McDonagh as the natural successor to Oscar Wilde and Joe Orton. The Oscar and Bafta-winning writer's other films and plays include In Bruges and The Pillowman.

Forever Mine & Falling for the Beauty Queen

By Donna Hill,Carolyn Hector
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  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Book Code : 1488034451
  • Total of Pages : 448
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 162
  • Pdf File: forever-mine-falling-for-the-beauty-queen.pdf

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A PASSIONATE PROMISE Celebrity chef Alonzo Grant is no stranger to gold diggers. But his beautiful new maid doesn’t fit the mold. Mikayla Harris is smart, determined and utterly irresistible. She’s in Hollywood to pursue her acting dreams and care for her sick mom, not to embark on a passionate affair with her sexy side-job employer. But when she finally lands a film role—and an unwanted proposition from the director—will Alonzo trust her love is real? FALLING FOR THE BEAUTY QUEEN Runway and pageant coach Charlotte Pendergrass has swapped her ex-husband’s lavish lifestyle for her family’s quiet Georgia cabin. Her charismatic next-door neighbor is a distraction she’s starting to enjoy. Successful pecan farmer Richard Swayne feels the chemistry between them, but the wary single dad guards his heart. As she helps Richard’s daughter fulfill her pageant ambitions, can Charlotte make her own dreams come true?

Fruit

By Brian Francis
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  • Publisher : ECW Press
  • Book Code : 1554902487
  • Total of Pages : 278
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 163
  • Pdf File: fruit.pdf

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Thirteen-year-old Peter Paddington is overweight, the subject of his classmates' ridicule, and the victim of too many bad movie-of-the-week storylines. When his nipples begin speaking to him one day and inform him of their diabolical plan to expose his secret desires, Peter finds himself cornered in a world that seems to have no tolerance for difference. Peter's only solace is "The Bedtime Movies" - perfect-world fantasies that lull him to sleep every night. But when the lines between Peter's fantasies and his reality begin to blur, his hilarious adventures in overeating, family dysfunction, and the terrifying world of sexual awakening really begin.

There She Was

By Amy Argetsinger
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1982123419
  • Total of Pages : 384
  • Category : History
  • Members : 867
  • Pdf File: there-she-was.pdf

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A Washington Post style editor’s fascinating and irresistible look back on the Miss America pageant as it approaches its 100th anniversary. The sash. The tears. The glittering crown. And of course, that soaring song. For all of its pomp and kitsch, the Miss America pageant is indelibly written into the American story of the past century. From its giddy origins as a summer’s-end tourist draw in Prohibition-era Atlantic City, it blossomed into a televised extravaganza that drew tens of millions of viewers in its heyday and was once considered the highest honor that a young woman could achieve. For two years, Washington Post reporter and editor Amy Argetsinger visited pageants and interviewed former winners and contestants to unveil the hidden world of this iconic institution. There She Was spotlights how the pageant survived decades of social and cultural change, collided with a women’s liberation movement that sought to abolish it, and redefined itself alongside evolving ideas about feminism. For its superstars—Phyllis George, Vanessa Williams, Gretchen Carlson—and for those who never became household names, Miss America was a platform for women to exercise their ambitions and learn brutal lessons about the culture of fame. Spirited and revelatory, There She Was charts the evolution of the American woman, from the Miss America catapulted into advocacy after she was exposed as a survivor of domestic violence to the one who used her crown to launch a congressional campaign; from a 1930s winner who ran away on the night of her crowning to a present-day rock guitarist carving out her place in this world. Argetsinger dissects the scandals and financial turmoil that have repeatedly threatened to kill the pageant—and highlights the unexpected sisterhood of Miss Americas fighting to keep it alive.

Revenge of the Girl With the Great Personality

By Elizabeth Eulberg
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  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Book Code : 0545520789
  • Total of Pages : 272
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 469
  • Pdf File: revenge-of-the-girl-with-the-great-personality.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Don't mess with a girl with a Great Personality.Everybody loves Lexi. She's popular, smart, funny...but she's never been one of those girls, the pretty ones who get all the attention from guys. And on top of that, her seven-year-old sister, Mackenzie, is a terror in a tiara, and part of a pageant scene where she gets praised for her beauty (with the help of fake hair and tons of makeup). Lexi's sick of it. She's sick of being the girl who hears about kisses instead of getting them. She's sick of being ignored by her longtime crush, Logan. She's sick of being taken for granted by her pageant-obsessed mom. And she's sick of having all her family's money wasted on a phony pursuit of perfection.The time has come for Lexi to step out from the sidelines. Girls without great personalities aren't going to know what hit them. Because Lexi's going to play the beauty game - and she's in it to win it.

The Sweet Far Thing

By Libba Bray
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  • Publisher : Delacorte Press
  • Book Code : 0375890602
  • Total of Pages : 832
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Members : 268
  • Pdf File: the-sweet-far-thing.pdf

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The gripping conclusion to the critically acclaimed New York Times, USA Today, and Publishers Weekly bestselling Gemma Doyle trilogy, an exhilarating and haunting saga from the author of The Diviners series and Going Bovine. It has been a year of change since Gemma Doyle arrived at the foreboding Spence Academy. Her mother murdered, her father alaudanum addict, Gemma has relied on an unsuspected strength and has discovered an ability to travel to an enchanted world called the realms, where dark magic runs wild. Despite certain peril, Gemma has bound the magic to herself and forged unlikely new alliances. Now, as Gemma approaches her London debut, the time has come to test these bonds. The Order—the mysterious group her mother was once part of—is grappling for control of the realms, as is the Rakshana. Spence's burned East Wing is being rebuilt, but why now? Gemma and her friends see Pippa, but she is not the same. And their friendship faces its gravest trial as Gemma must decide once and for all what role she is meant for. "A rare treat . . . beautifully crafted" --People "A huge work of massive ambition.” —Publishers Weekly, Starred Review A Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year A #1 Book Sense Bestseller A New York Times Bestseller A Publishers Weekly Bestseller A USA Today Bestseller A 2008 New York Public Library Book for the Teen Age CCBC Choice (Cooperative Children’s Book Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison)

Queens of Academe

By Karen W. Tice
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Book Code : 0199842795
  • Total of Pages : 264
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 335
  • Pdf File: queens-of-academe.pdf

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Universities are unlikely venues for grading bodies, beauty, poise, and style. Nonetheless, thousands of college women have sought not only college diplomas but campus beauty titles and tiaras throughout the twentieth century, and the cultural power of beauty pageants continues into the twenty-first. In Queens of Academe, Karen W. Tice asks how, and why, does higher education remain in the beauty and body business and with what effects on student bodies and identities. Drawing on archival research and interviews as well as hundreds of hours observing college pageants on predominantly black and white campuses, Tice argues the pageants help to illuminate the shifting iterations of class, race, religion, culture, sexuality, and gender braided into campus rituals and student life. Moving beyond a binary of objectification versus empowerment, Tice offers a nuanced analysis of the making of idealized collegiate masculinities and femininities, and the stylization of higher education itself.

Black Beauties

By Kimberly Brown Pellum PhD
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  • Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
  • Book Code : 1439668914
  • Total of Pages : 144
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 231
  • Pdf File: black-beauties.pdf

Book Short Summary:

In 1984, Vanessa Williams broke the race barrier to become Miss America, but she was not the first Black woman to wear a pageant crown. Black beauty pageants created a distinctive and celebrated cultural tradition during some of the most dismal times in the country's racial history. With the rise of the civil rights and Black Pride movements, pageantry also represented a component of social activism. Professor Kimberly Pellum explores this glamourous and profound history with contributions by dozens of former contestants who share their personal experiences.

Snow Queen

By Emma Harrison
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  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Book Code : 0061990566
  • Total of Pages : 384
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Members : 821
  • Pdf File: snow-queen.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Chamberlain Ski Resort and Spa Welcome to the 10th Annual Snow Queen competition! I can't believe I got roped into this. Snow Princesses must attend all pageant rehearsals, with appropriate outfits. Well, no matter what it takes, I'm going to wipe that smirk off Layla Chamberlain's face. Our rehearsal space can be booked to practice your talent. Um, does "looking dumb in a dress" count as a talent? See Grayson Chamberlain, the assistant director, with any questions. If you insist! First question: How can someone so sweet (and hot!) be a Chamberlain? Good luck! One of you will soon be our new Snow Queen! Oh joy. Unless Grayson comes with the tiara . . .

Wine Queens

By Mojca Ramšak
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 3319166611
  • Total of Pages : 49
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 850
  • Pdf File: wine-queens.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This book explores a fairly unique wine marketing topic by examining the role and historic function of Wine Queens and Wine Kings. The author charts the history of Wine Queens in Europe, the Americas and Asia, while also focusing on cases from Slovenia. The difference between Wine Queens and Beauty Queens is also described in light of marketing approaches used in the wine industry. The book concludes with a thoughtful chapter on the role of objectification of women in profit seeking.

Radical Self-Love

By Gala Darling
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  • Publisher : Hay House, Inc
  • Book Code : 1401951430
  • Total of Pages : 272
  • Category : Self-Help
  • Members : 881
  • Pdf File: radical-self-love.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Have you ever dreamed of a life full of laughter, love, and sequins … but felt totally clueless about how to make it happen? You’re not alone. Best-selling author and speaker Gala Darling spent years in soul-sucking jobs, battling depression, an eating disorder, and a preference for chaos and disaster—simply because she didn’t know how to create the life she dreamed about. In Radical Self-Love, you’ll discover exactly what makes you so magnificent, and you’ll gain a litany of tools and techniques to help you manifest a life bursting with magic, miracles, bliss, and adventure! Featuring fun homework exercises and cool illustrations, this book will take you from learning to fall madly in love with yourself, to loving others, to making your world a more magical place through style, self-expression, and manifestation. When you love yourself, life is limitless. You can do anything you want. It’s time to throw off the shackles of expectation and judgment, and start living from your heart. It’s time to astound yourself with how beautiful your life can be. It’s time to treat every single day like a celebration! "I believe that radical self-love can go hand in hand with a ruby-red lip. . . . that learning how to love yourself can be a party: streamers, disco balls, helium balloons, and all!" xo, Gala "Radical Self-Love should be on every woman’s bookshelf." —Gabrielle Bernstein

Lair of Dreams

By Libba Bray
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  • Publisher : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Book Code : 0316364886
  • Total of Pages : 624
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Members : 440
  • Pdf File: lair-of-dreams.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The thrilling supernatural sequel in The Diviners series by #1 New York Times bestselling author Libba Bray! The longing of dreams draws the dead, and this city holds many dreams. After a supernatural show down with a serial killer, Evie O'Neill has outed herself as a Diviner. With her uncanny ability to read people's secrets, she's become a media darling and earned the title "America's Sweetheart Seer." Everyone's in love with the city's newest It Girl... everyone except the other Diviners. Piano-playing Henry Dubois and Chinatown resident Ling Chan are two Diviners struggling to keep their powers a secret--for they can walk in dreams. And while Evie is living the high life, victims of a mysterious sleeping sickness are turning up across New York City. As Henry searches for a lost love and Ling strives to succeed in a world that shuns her, a malevolent force infects their dreams. And at the edges of it all lurks a man in a stovepipe hat who has plans that extend farther than anyone can guess... As the sickness spreads, can the Diviners descend into the dreamworld to save the city? In this heart-stopping sequel to The Diviners, Printz award-winning and New York Times bestselling author Libba Bray takes readers deeper into the mystical underbelly of New York City.

Everybody Sees the Ants

By A.S. King
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  • Publisher : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Book Code : 0316191817
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Members : 337
  • Pdf File: everybody-sees-the-ants.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Lucky Linderman didn't ask for his life. He didn't ask his grandfather not to come home from the Vietnam War. He didn't ask for a father who never got over it. He didn't ask for a mother who keeps pretending their dysfunctional family is fine. And he didn't ask to be the target of Nader McMillan's relentless bullying, which has finally gone too far. But Lucky has a secret--one that helps him wade through the daily mundane torture of his life. In his dreams, Lucky escapes to the war-ridden jungles of Laos--the prison his grandfather couldn't escape--where Lucky can be a real man, an adventurer, and a hero. It's dangerous and wild, and it's a place where his life just might be worth living. But how long can Lucky keep hiding in his dreams before reality forces its way inside? Michael L. Printz Honor recipient A.S. King's smart, funny and boldly original writing shines in this powerful novel about learning to cope with the shrapnel life throws at you and taking a stand against it.

Queen of the Maple Leaf

By Patrizia Gentile
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  • Publisher : UBC Press
  • Book Code : 077486415X
  • Total of Pages : 292
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 196
  • Pdf File: queen-of-the-maple-leaf.pdf

Book Short Summary:

As modern versions of the settler nation took root in twentieth-century Canada, beauty emerged as a business. Queen of the Maple Leaf deftly uncovers the codes of femininity, class, sexuality, and race that beauty pageants exemplified, whether they took place on local or national stages. A union-organized pageant such as Queen of the Dressmakers, for example, might uplift working-class women, but immigrant women need not apply. Patrizia Gentile demonstrates how beauty contests connected female bodies to white, wholesome, respectable, middle-class femininity, locating their longevity squarely within their capacity to reassert the white heteropatriarchy at the heart of settler societies.

The Routledge Companion to Beauty Politics

By Maxine Leeds Craig
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1000413616
  • Total of Pages : 416
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 515
  • Pdf File: the-routledge-companion-to-beauty-politics.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The growth of the service economy, widespread acceptance of cosmetic technologies, expansion of global media, and the intensification of scrutiny of appearance brought about by the internet have heightened the power of beauty ideals in everyday life. A range of interdisciplinary contributions by an international roster of established and emerging scholars will introduce students to the emergence of debates about beauty, including work in history, sociology, communications, anthropology, gender studies, disability studies, ethnic studies, cultural studies, philosophy, and psychology. The Routledge Companion to Beauty Politics is an essential reference work for students and researchers interested in the politics of appearance. Comprising over 30 chapters by a team of international contributors the Handbook is divided into six parts: Theorizing Beauty Politics Competing Definitions of Beauty Beauty, Activism, and Social Change Body Work Beauty and Labor Beauty and the Lifecourse The Routledge Companion to Beauty Politics is essential reading for students in Women and Gender Studies, Sociology, Media Studies, Communications, Philosophy, and Psychology.

Mediating Faiths

By Guy Redden
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1317098560
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 617
  • Pdf File: mediating-faiths.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Religion is living culture. It continues to play a role in shaping political ideologies, institutional practices, communities of interest, ways of life and social identities. Mediating Faiths brings together scholars working across a range of fields, including cultural studies, media, sociology, anthropology, cultural theory and religious studies, in order to facilitate greater understanding of recent transformations. Contributors illustrate how religion continues to be responsive to the very latest social and cultural developments in the environments in which it exists. They raise fundamental questions concerning new media and religious expression, religious youth cultures, the links between spirituality, personal development and consumer culture, and contemporary intersections of religion, identity and politics. Together the chapters demonstrate how belief in the superempirical is negotiated relative to secular concerns in the twenty-first century.

Sex and Sexualities in Contemporary Indonesia

By Linda Rae Bennett,Sharyn Graham Davies
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1317910974
  • Total of Pages : 326
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 145
  • Pdf File: sex-and-sexualities-in-contemporary-indonesia.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Winner of the 2015 Ruth Benedict Prize for Outstanding Edited Volume Sex, sexuality and sexual relationships are hotly debated in Indonesia, triggering complex and often passionate responses. This innovative volume explores these issues in a variety of ways. It highlights historical and newer forms of sexual diversity, as well as the social responses they provoke. It critiques differing representations of sexuality, pointing to the multiplicity of discourses within which sexuality and ‘the sexual’ are understood in modern-day Indonesia. Placing sexuality centre-stage and locating it within the specific historical context of the Reformasi era, this landmark volume explores understandings and practices across a wide variety of sites, focusing in on a diverse group of Indonesian actors, and the contested meanings that sexuality carries. Beginning with a substantive introduction and concluding with a scholarly reflection on key issues, the volume is framed around the four themes of sexual politics, health, diversity and representations. It seeks both to present new empirical findings as well as to add to existing theoretical analysis. This work fills an important gap in our understanding of the evolution and contemporary dynamics of Indonesian sexualities. It will be of interest to scholars and academics from disciplines including gender and sexuality studies, global health, sexual and reproductive health, anthropology, sociology and Asian studies.