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Reworking The White-Masculine Ideal, Steven H. Gonzalez Apr 2019

Reworking The White-Masculine Ideal, Steven H. Gonzalez

Art Theses and Dissertations

This text functions as an exploration of self through artistic practice, a designated space for reflection on contemporary Queer experience. In looking specifically at the permeation of the idealized-white-masculine figure as found within Western visual culture, social media and gay pornography become isolated as sites where these figures are commonly found. This line of inquiry defines how the ideal is reified through these differing digital platforms and the social implications the homogenized male form has on raced individuals. In addition to determining the image of the perfect masculine physique through research, this text expands on how its' imaged representation becomes ...


With Strong Arms And Callused Hands: A Study Of Mexican Racial Identity In The Bracero Program From 1942-1964, Maricela Metraux Jan 2013

With Strong Arms And Callused Hands: A Study Of Mexican Racial Identity In The Bracero Program From 1942-1964, Maricela Metraux

Senior Independent Study Theses

This Independent Study examines the racial images that existed in Mexican contract labor from 1942-1964, or the bracero program. Specifically, it focuses on perceptions of braceros from the Mexican government, agribusiness employers, American unions and Mexican civil rights groups, while lastly analyzing braceros' own self-perceived identity.