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Ain't I a beauty queen? : black women, beauty, and the politics of race

Author: Maxine Leeds Craig
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The meanings and pracices of racial identity are continually reshaped as a result of the interplay of actions taken at the individual and institutional levels. This text is a study of black women as  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Maxine Leeds Craig
ISBN: 0195142675 9780195142679 019515262X 9780195152623
OCLC Number: 47995928
Description: viii, 198 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Ridicule and Celebration: Black Women as Symbols in the Rearticulation of Race --
Contexts for the Emergence of "Black Is Beautiful," --
Ain't I a Beauty Queen? Representing the Ideal Black Woman --
Standing (in Heels) for My People --
How Black Became Popular: Social Movements and Racial Rearticulation --
Yvonne's Wig: Gender and the Racialized Body --
Pride and Shame: Black Women as Symbols of the "Middle Class," --
The Appearance of Unity --
An Ongoing Dialogue.
Responsibility: Maxine Leeds Craig.
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