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Pageants, parlors, & pretty women : race and beauty in the twentieth-century South

Author: Blain Roberts
Publisher: Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, [2014]
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From the South's pageant queens to the importance of beauty parlors to African American communities, it is easy to see the ways beauty is enmeshed in southern culture. But as Blain Roberts shows in this incisive work, the pursuit of beauty in the South was linked to the tumultuous racial divides of the region, where the Jim Crow-era cosmetics industry came of age selling the idea of makeup that emphasized whiteness,  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Blain Roberts
ISBN: 9781469614205 1469614200 1469615576 9781469615578 9781469629865 1469629860
OCLC Number: 857897931
Description: xii, 363 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Making up white Southern womanhood : the democratization of the Southern lady --
Shop talk : ritual and space in the Southern black beauty parlor --
Homegrown royalty : white beauty contests in the rural South --
Thrones of their own : body and beauty contests among Southern black women --
Bodies politic : beauty and racial crisis in the civil rights era --
Conclusion.
Other Titles: Pageants, parlors and pretty women
Responsibility: Blain Roberts.
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"Roberts has chosen to look at many of the issues of the 20th century through the intimate world of women's beauty regimens and the public world of beauty pageants."--"American Press" "Roberts's Read more...

 
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