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Thursday, October 9th, 2014

Thursday, October 9th
4:00pm - 5:00pm

Weekly Harlaxton Advising

  • Location: Grise Hall 138
  • Time: 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Interested in studying at Harlaxton College? Hear from WKU-Harlaxton Peer Advisors about their experience in Grantham, England and learn more about how to apply, scholarships and course offerings!

4:00pm - 5:30pm

Whitewashing the Color Politics: The "Unfair" Construction of Beauty for the (Market) Beast

  • Location: Faculty House
  • Time: 4:00pm - 5:30pm

A fixed definition of beauty tied to pale skin has been reinforced and perpetuated globally by the expanding cosmetics industry and omnipresent commercials. A 2011 report of the World Health Organization reveals that women (and some men) of quite a few countries of the world use fairness products on a regular basis. Dr. Gitiara Nasreen will explore different dimensions involved in skin-whitening product commericals. Based on textual analysis of relevant TV commercials, secondary data, and the author's experience of campaigning against whiteness products in Bangladesh, this presentation reveals the complexities of ad narratives in a globalized cultural context. 

  • Swipe-able
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Co-sponsors: Fulbright Outreach Lecturing Fund, Office of International Programs, Communication Studies, Gender & Women's Studies 

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