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Hair Raising: Beauty, Culture, and African American Women

  

by: Noliwe M. Rooks

 : Hair Raising: Beauty, Culture, and African American Women
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Binding: Paperback
EAN: 9780813523125
ISBN: 0813523125
Item Dimensions: 7995005538
Label: Rutgers University Press
Languages: EnglishPublishedEnglishOriginal LanguageEnglishUnknown
Manufacturer: Rutgers University Press
Number Of Items: 1
Number Of Pages: 176
Publication Date: July 01, 1996
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
Studio: Rutgers University Press




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We all know there is a politics of skin color, but is there a politics of hair?In this book, Noliwe Rooks explores the history and politics of hair and beauty culture in African American communities from the nineteenth century to the 1990s. She discusses the ways in which African American women have located themselves in their own families, communities, and national culture through beauty advertisements, treatments, and styles. Bringing the story into today's beauty shop, listening to other women talk about braids, Afros, straighteners, and what they mean today to grandmothers, mothers, sisters, friends, and boyfriends, she also talks about her own family and has fun along the way. Hair Raising is that rare sort of book that manages both to entertain and to illuminate its subject.




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