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Stylin' : African American expressive culture from its beginnings to the zoot suit

Author: Shane White; Graham J White
Publisher: Ithaca, N.Y. : Cornell University Press, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An exploration of African-American style from its African origins to the 1940s, looking at the ways in which African-American men and women have expressed themselves through clothing, hairstyles, gestures, dance, and other forms of bodily display.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
White, Shane.
Stylin'.
Ithaca, N.Y. : Cornell University Press, 1998
(OCoLC)605486772
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Shane White; Graham J White
ISBN: 0801431794 9780801431791 0801482836 9780801482830
OCLC Number: 37721327
Awards: Winner of Winner of the 1998 John Cawelti Book Award (Americ.
Description: xv, 301 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface --
Introduction --
1. Looking mighty sprucy --
2. Done up in the tastiest manner --
3. I'd rather dance den eat --
4. Dandies and dandizettes --
5. Swingin' like crazy --
6. Strolling, jooking, and fixy clothes --
7. The long-veiled beauty of our own world --
8. The stroll --
Epilogue : suit men from suit land --
Notes --
Index.
Responsibility: Shane White and Graham White.
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An exploration of African-American style from its African origins to the 1940s, looking at the ways in which African-American men and women have expressed themselves through clothing, hairstyles, gestures, dance, and other forms of bodily display.

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