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Brown beauty : color, sex, and race from the Harlem Renaissance to World War II

Author: Laila Haidarali
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, [2018]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Laila Haidarali's "Brown Beauty: Color, Sex, and Race from the Harlem Renaissance to World War II" is a critical study of racial issues and specifically the meanings of the word "brown" when used as a reference to physical appearance of African American women during the time period from the Harlem Renaissance to World War II"--
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Laila Haidarali
ISBN: 9781479875108 1479875104 9781479802081 1479802085
OCLC Number: 1007035646
Description: x, 335 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Brown beginnings : imaging the new Negro woman in 1920s literary print culture --
Beautiful brown skin : advertising new Negro womanhood --
"Of the brown-skin type" : Madonnas, mulattas, and modern women in literary print culture --
To a brown girl : the poetic discourse of brown --
Browning the Dark princess : Asian Indian embodiment of new Negro womanhood --
Sociological discourses on color, class, and gender, from Depression to World War II --
Epilogue.
Other Titles: Color, sex, and race from the Harlem Renaissance to World War II
Responsibility: Laila Haidarali.

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"Laila Haidarali's "Brown Beauty: Color, Sex, and Race from the Harlem Renaissance to World War II" is a critical study of racial issues and specifically the meanings of the word "brown" when used as a reference to physical appearance of African American women during the time period from the Harlem Renaissance to World War II"--

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Scholarly discussions of the Harlem Renaissance-New Negro era usually focus on men. In Brown Beauty, Laila Haidarali (African American and women's history, Univ. of Essex, UK) widens the lens to Read more...

 
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