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The Resource Being Miss America : behind the rhinestone curtain, Kate Shindle

Being Miss America : behind the rhinestone curtain, Kate Shindle

Label
Being Miss America : behind the rhinestone curtain
Title
Being Miss America
Title remainder
behind the rhinestone curtain
Statement of responsibility
Kate Shindle
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In Being Miss America, Kate Shindle interweaves an engrossing, witty memoir of her year as Miss America 1998 with a fascinating and insightful history of the pageant. She explores what it means to take on the mantle of America's "ideal," especially considering the evolution of the American female identity since the pageant's inception. Shindle profiles winners and organization leaders and recounts important moments in the pageant's story, with a special focus on Miss America's iconoclasts, including Bess Myerson (1945), the only Jewish Miss America; Yolande Betbeze (1951), who crusaded against the pageant's pinup image; and Kaye Lani Rae Rafko (1987), a working-class woman from Michigan who wanted to merge her famous title with her work as an oncology nurse. Shindle's own account of her work as an AIDS activist--and finding ways to circumvent the "gown and crown" stereotypes of Miss America in order to talk honestly with high school students about safer sex--illuminates both the challenges and the opportunities that keep young women competing to become Miss America
Member of
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Shindle, Kate
Dewey number
791.6/6
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ1220.U6
LC item number
S45 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Discovering America
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Shindle, Kate
  • Beauty contestants
  • Beauty contests
Label
Being Miss America : behind the rhinestone curtain, Kate Shindle
Instantiates
Publication
Bar code
31223108213092
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 213-223) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Flappers and scholars and crowns, oh my! -- Women on top -- The ugly pageant
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 236 pages, 20 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780292739215
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2014936789
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
bro-adap20141110-147
System control number
  • 876882866
  • (OCoLC)876882866
Label
Being Miss America : behind the rhinestone curtain, Kate Shindle
Publication
Bar code
31223108213092
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 213-223) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Flappers and scholars and crowns, oh my! -- Women on top -- The ugly pageant
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 236 pages, 20 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780292739215
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2014936789
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
bro-adap20141110-147
System control number
  • 876882866
  • (OCoLC)876882866

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