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Style & status : selling beauty to African American women, 1920-1975

Author: Susannah Walker
Publisher: Lexington : University Press of Kentucky, ©2007.
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Examines twentieth-century commercial beauty culture in terms of race and gender. This work demonstrates that while black women's beauty culture often mirrored that of white women in important ways, it remained distinctive because it explicitly articulated racial politics in the United States.
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Walker, Susannah, 1970-
Style & status.
Lexington : University Press of Kentucky, ©2007
(DLC) 2006033478
(OCoLC)73742173
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Susannah Walker
ISBN: 9780813172194 0813172195 9780813137513 0813137519 9780813134802 0813134803
OCLC Number: 181104799
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 250 pages) : illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Introduction : Why hair is political --
The beauty industry is ours : developing African American consumer citizenship in the 1920s and 1930s --Everyone admires the woman who has beautiful hair : mediating African American neauty standards in the 1920s and 1930s --
An export market at home : expanding African American consumer culture in the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s --
Beauty services offered from head to toe : promoting beauty to African American women in the 1940s and 1950s --
All hair is good hair : integrating beauty in the 1950s and 1960s --
Black is beautiful : redefining Beauty in the 1960s and 1970s --
Conclusion : why African American beauty culture is still contested.
Other Titles: Style and status
Responsibility: Susannah Walker.

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"An extraordinary contribution... one of the best historical accounts of African American beauty culture to date." - Ingrid Banks, author of Hair Matters: Beauty, Power, and Black Women's Read more...

 
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