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Series: The Latin America Readers
Published: 30 April 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478013099-112
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1309-9
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By Krista A. Thompson
Published: 09 February 2015
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7598-2
... photography Jamaica dancehall Ebony G. Patterson skin bleaching ...
Published: 09 February 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375982-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7598-2
... locally as “video light.” Video light encompasses a broader set of related performative and representational practices (from queer sartorial styles to skin bleaching), social interactions and transactions, through which dancehall attendees seek to achieve visibility, transformation, and mobility through...
Published: 09 February 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375982-001
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7598-2
... of skin bleaching for video light, which affects how flesh absorbs and reflects light, the body becomes a new type of photographic surface. These expressions, which produce a blinding bright white light, invest in and eschew investments in being socially visible that dominate in their respective...