Abstract

The whiteness of Marilyn Monroe offers a case study of the interaction between race, sexuality, gender, and class in the formation of individual and cultural identity. Surveying the historical meanings of white as an influence on blonde whiteness, this study of Monroe proposes that historical contexts, individual agency, and the close analysis of specific written and visual texts all need to be taken into account in studying the concept of whiteness.

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Additional Information

ISSN
2578-4919
Print ISSN
2578-4900
Pages
pp. 4-29
Launched on MUSE
2008-08-14
Open Access
No
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