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

Author: Tanisha C Ford
Publisher: Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, [2015] ©2015
Series: Gender & American culture.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 1 editionView all editions and formats
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From the civil rights and Black Power era of the 1960s through antiapartheid activism in the 1980s and beyond, black women have used their clothing, hair, and style not simply as a fashion statement but as a powerful tool of resistance. Whether using stiletto heels as weapons to protect against police attacks or incorporating African-themed designs into everyday wear, these fashion-forward women celebrated their  Read more...
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Ford, Tanisha C.
Liberated threads.
Chapel Hill, NC : University of North Carolina Press, [2015]
(DLC) 2015006177
(OCoLC)906027438
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Tanisha C Ford
ISBN: 9781469625171 1469625172 9781469625164 1469625164
OCLC Number: 921988661
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource.
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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In this thought-provoking book, Tanisha C. Ford explores how and why black women in places as far-flung as New York City, Atlanta, London, and Johannesburg incorporated style and beauty culture into  Read more...

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A scholarly masterpiece that squarely situates fashion as central to the US civil rights and Black Power eras.--Winterthur Portfolio The moving testimonies Ford presents of the black women who lived Read more...

 
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