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Author Thompson, Cheryl, 1977-, author

Title Beauty in a box : detangling the roots of Canada's black beauty culture / Cheryl Thompson
Published Waterloo, Ontario : Wilfrid Laurier University Press, [2019]
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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
Summary "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."-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on May 14, 2019)
Subject Beauty culture -- Social aspects -- Canada -- History -- 20th century
Beauty, Personal -- Social aspects -- Canada -- History -- 20th century
Beauty, Personal -- Canada -- History -- 20th century
Beauty, Personal -- Social aspects.
Beauty, Personal.
HEALTH & FITNESS / Beauty & Grooming
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
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