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The birth of cool : style narratives of the African diaspora

Author: Carol Tulloch
Publisher: London : Bloomsbury Academic, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 2016.
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"It is broadly recognized that black style had a clear and profound influence on the history of dress in the twentieth century, with black culture and fashion having long been defined as 'cool'. Yet despite this high profile, in-depth explorations of the culture and history of style and dress in the African diaspora are a relatively recent area of enquiry. The Birth of Cool asserts that 'cool' is seen as an arbiter  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Tulloch, Carol.
Birth of cool
(DLC) 2015025896
(OCoLC)930462928
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Carol Tulloch
ISBN: 9781474262866 1474262864
OCLC Number: 930704018
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Introduction: This Time it's Personal --
Angel in the Market Place : The African-Jamaican Higgler, 1880-1903 --
"We Also Should Walk in the Newness of Life" : Individualised Harlem Styles of the 1930s --
"All of Me" : Billie Holiday --
"My Man Let Me Pull Your Coat to Something" : Malcolm X --
You Should Understand, it's a Freedom Thing : The Stoned Cherrie-Steve Biko T-shirt --
Here : The Haunting Joy of Being in England --
Coda.
Responsibility: Carol Tulloch.
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Focusing on counter and sub-cultural contexts, this book investigates the role of dress in the creation and assertion of Black identity. From the home-dressmaking of Jamaican women, through to the  Read more...

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"The Birth of Cool" makes a unique contribution to studies of dress and culture, as well as to black studies and diaspora studies. Tulloch deconstructs and reconstructs black aesthetics to open new Read more...

 
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