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Liberated threads : Black women, style, and the global politics of soul

Author: Tanisha C Ford
Publisher: Chapel Hill, NC : University of North Carolina Press, 2015.
Series: Gender & American culture.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1 editionView all editions and formats
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The author explores how and why black women, from the civil rights and Black Power era of the 1960s through anti-apartheid activism in the 1980s and beyond, and in places as far-flung as New York City, Atlanta, London, and Johannesburg, used their clothing, jewelry, hair, and general "soul style" not simply as a fashion statement but as an integral part of their activism and as a powerful tool of  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tanisha C Ford
ISBN: 9781469636139 1469636131 9781469625157 1469625156
OCLC Number: 906027438
Description: xv, 256 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: Acknowledgments --
Introduction: Black women and the making of a modern soul style --
Reimagining Africa : how Black women invented the language of soul in the 1950s --
Harlem's "natural soul" : selling black beauty to the diaspora in the early 1960s --
SNCC's soul sisters : respectability and the style politics of the civil rights movement --
Soul style on campus : American college women and Black power fashion --
We were people of soul : gender, violence, and Black Panther style in 1970s London --
The soul wide world : the "Afro look" in South Africa from the 1970s to the new millennium --
Epilogue: For Chelsea : soul style in the new millennium --
Notes --
Bibliography --
Index.
Series Title: Gender & American culture.
Responsibility: Tanisha C. Ford.

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Explores how and why black women in places as far-flung as New York, Atlanta, London, and Johannesburg incorporated style and beauty culture into their activism. Focusing on the emergence of the  Read more...

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