Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation

You are looking at 1-8 of 8 items

  • Keywords: skin x
  • University Presses: University of Hawai'i Press x
  • University of Hawai'i Press x
Clear All Modify Search

View:

Seeing Beauty, Sensing Race in Transnational Indonesia

L. Ayu Saraswati

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836641
eISBN:
9780824871161
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836641.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

In Indonesia, light skin color has been desirable throughout recorded history. This book explores Indonesia's changing beauty ideals and traces them to a number of influences: first to ninth-century ... More


Rasa, Race, and Ramayana: Sensing and Censoring the History of Color in Precolonial Java

L. Ayu Saraswati

in Seeing Beauty, Sensing Race in Transnational Indonesia

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836641
eISBN:
9780824871161
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836641.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter introduces the theoretical concept of rasa and uses it to construct a historical account of skin color and gender hierarchies in Java prior to European colonization (late ninth and early ... More


Rooting and Routing Whiteness in Colonial Indonesia: From Dutch to Japanese Whiteness

L. Ayu Saraswati

in Seeing Beauty, Sensing Race in Transnational Indonesia

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836641
eISBN:
9780824871161
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836641.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines the shifts in beauty ideals in Indonesia during the colonial period by focusing on the emergence of two categories of whiteness: “European whiteness” and “Japanese whiteness.” ... More


Cosmopolitan Whiteness: The Effects and Affects of Skin-Whitening Advertisements in a Transnational Women’s Magazine

L. Ayu Saraswati

in Seeing Beauty, Sensing Race in Transnational Indonesia

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836641
eISBN:
9780824871161
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836641.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter investigates what kind of whiteness is being marketed in transnational women's magazines in post-Soeharto (post-1998) Indonesia. Using discourse and semiotic analyses, it decodes the ... More


Malu: Coloring Shame and Shaming the Color of Beauty

L. Ayu Saraswati

in Seeing Beauty, Sensing Race in Transnational Indonesia

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836641
eISBN:
9780824871161
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836641.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines skin whitening practices within a transnational context as well as their political and racial meanings. Drawing on in-depth interviews with forty-six Indonesian women, it asks ... More


Introduction: Seeing Beauty, Sensing Race in Transnational Indonesia

L. Ayu Saraswati

in Seeing Beauty, Sensing Race in Transnational Indonesia

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836641
eISBN:
9780824871161
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836641.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This book explores the gendered and racialized ideology of emotions represented in images of beauty by focusing on transnational circulations of beauty ideals throughout different historical periods ... More


Indonesian White Beauty: Spatializing Race and Racializing Spatial Tropes

L. Ayu Saraswati

in Seeing Beauty, Sensing Race in Transnational Indonesia

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836641
eISBN:
9780824871161
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836641.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines how space and its spatial tropes become “imperative” signifiers for people's subjectivity, particularly at moments of circulations and encounters across different geographical ... More


Conclusion: Shades of Emotions in a Transnational Context

L. Ayu Saraswati

in Seeing Beauty, Sensing Race in Transnational Indonesia

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836641
eISBN:
9780824871161
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836641.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This concluding chapter summarizes the book's findings and their theoretical implications. The book has discussed affective production in relation to the process of racial formation and how the ... More


View: