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Beauty in a box : detangling the roots of Canada's black beauty culture

Author: Cheryl Thompson
Publisher: Waterloo, Ontario : Wilfrid Laurier University Press, [2019]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"It's about black beauty culture in North America from an interdisciplinary perspective that encompasses many fields: history, race and cultural theory, consumer culture theory, media studies, diasporic art history, black feminism, visual culture, film studies, and political economy."--
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:Thompson, Cheryl, 1977-
Beauty in a box.:
Waterloo, Ontario : Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2019
(CaOONL)20189046244
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Cheryl Thompson
ISBN: 9781771123600 1771123605 9781771123594 1771123591
OCLC Number: 1080215773
Description: 1 online resource (311 pages)
Contents: Introduction --
CHAPTER 1: African Canadian Newspapers and Early Black Beauty Culture, 1914-1945 --
CHAPTER 2 From Ebony's "Brownskin" to "Black Is Beautiful" in the News Observer, 1946-1969 --
CHAPTER 3 Black Beauty Culture in the Pages of Contrast and Share: Local Beauty Salons, Department Stores, and Drugstores in the 1970s and 1980s --
CHAPTER 4 Global Conglomerates Take Over Black Beauty Culture: The Ethnically Ambiguous, "Multicultural" 1990s and 2000s --
CHAPTER 5 The Politics of Black Hair in the Twenty-First Century --
Conclusion --
Notes --
Selected Bibliography --
Index
Responsibility: Cheryl Thompson.
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