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Author Walker, Susannah, 1970-

Title Style & status : selling beauty to African American women, 1920-1975 / Susannah Walker
Published Lexington : University Press of Kentucky, [2007]
©2007
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 250 pages) : illustrations
Contents Introduction : Why hair is political -- The beauty industry is ours : developing African American consumer citizenship in the 1920s and 1930s --Everyone admires the woman who has beautiful hair : mediating African American neauty standards in the 1920s and 1930s -- An export market at home : expanding African American consumer culture in the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s -- Beauty services offered from head to toe : promoting beauty to African American women in the 1940s and 1950s -- All hair is good hair : integrating beauty in the 1950s and 1960s -- Black is beautiful : redefining Beauty in the 1960s and 1970s -- Conclusion : why African American beauty culture is still contested
Summary Examines twentieth-century commercial beauty culture in terms of race and gender. This work demonstrates that while black women's beauty culture often mirrored that of white women in important ways, it remained distinctive because it explicitly articulated racial politics in the United States
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 229-237) and index
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Subject African American women -- Race identity.
African American women -- Social conditions -- 20th century.
African Americans in popular culture -- History -- 20th century.
Beauty culture -- Economic aspects -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Beauty culture -- Social aspects -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Beauty, Personal -- Economic aspects -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Beauty, Personal -- Social aspects -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Popular culture -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
United States -- Race relations -- History -- 20th century.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2006033478
ISBN 0813134803
0813137519 (electronic bk.)
0813172195 (electronic bk.)
9780813134802
9780813137513 (electronic bk.)
9780813172194 (electronic bk.)
(hardcover ; alk. paper)
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