Index
accomplishment: of femininity, 5, 9, 17; of
gender, 5, 159–61, 248n6, 263n5; of moder-
nity, 142–46, 234; of sanitary citizenship,
49
Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome
(aids), 70, 237
altercentrismo, 37
audience, 109, 209, 218–21, 249n14
Avenida Libertador, 65, 73, 128–29; and activ-
ism, 151–52; construction, 139–42; descrip-
tion of, 129–32; and glamour, 139; and
modernity, 142–46; and pasarelas, 148–50;
and social geography, 132–38; transformista
occupation of, 148–49, 152; and trans-
formista tactics, 146–48
Baudrillard, Jean, 205–8
beauty, 2, 6, 22, 38, 73, 81, 89, 120, 150, 188, 199,
227, 258n1; contest, 24; and Eurocentrism,
34, 37–38, 56, 60–61, 67, 71; and hunger,
77; and hygiene, 9, 39; internal, 189, 223–
25; and labor, 83–84; and migration, 13;
Miss Venezuela pageant, 6–8; and moder-
nity, 9, 23, 244; and nation, 25, 32, 40–41,
45; and national fantasy, 23; and perfor-
mance, 97, 114, 224–25; and petroleum, 84;
and plastic surgery, 189, 196, 260n19; and
politics, 83, 243; and President Chávez,
43; and race, 32–38, 54–55, 85, 135, 253n17,
253n19; and sacrifice, 157; and sanitary citi-
zenship, 39–40; Venezuelan, 22, 90–92.
See also beauty pageant; beauty queens;
belleza venezolana
beauty pageant, 24, 97, 253n10; and democ-
racy, 99, 110–13, 119; and gay men, 102; and
mass- mediation, 108; and modernity, 109;
and nation, 24; and representativity, 117;
as ritual form, 98–99, 105–6; and trans-
formistas, 100, 107–10
beauty queens, 7; comportment, 113–14, 116.
See also misses
Blackness, 32, 34–36, 40, 50, 53–56, 69–70, 75,
135, 253n17
body, logics of, 155–58, 161–62, 175; and car-
nality, 157–58; and modernity, 157–58,
199; modification, 172–73; sacar el cuerpo,
161–62
Bolívar, Simón, 15–16, 53, 81–83, 139, 164,
257n14
Bolivarian Revolution, 54–66, 68, 234–37,
244–45, 267n3
breast implants, 115, 162, 170, 174, 180–85
Butler, Judith, 167–68, 208–11, 219–21
cachapa, 225, 267n20
Cannibalist Manifesto, 75, 88
Caracas, 18, 26–27, 29, 40, 50–52, 60–61,
67, 72–73, 128, 139–41, 142–46, 152, 238,
252n24, 254n34, 255n35, 260n15; social
geography of, 73, 132–38
Caracas Mortal, 59–61, 73
Caracazo, El, 137, 262n8
carnality, 72, 156–58, 160–61, 169, 263n4,
266n14
Carúpano, 99–102
casting, 99, 116–21, 253n18
center/periphery, 71–72, 248n6, 257n12
Chávez Frías, Hugo Rafael, 43, 54, 236–37,
239, 246
Chicana feminism, 12
cisgender, 2, 247n1
citation, 210
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