Hair Matters Beauty, Power, and Black Women's Consciouness

ISBN-10: 0814713378

ISBN-13: 9780814713372

Edition: 2000

Authors: Ingrid Banks
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Description: Hair is one of the first things to catch our eye, and can convey important political and cultural meanings and group identity. This text examines how black women talk about their hair and what this reveals about race, gender, sexuality and culture.

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Book details

List price: $27.00
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: New York University Press
Publication date: 10/1/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 197
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

Ingrid Banks is Assistant Professor of Black Studies in the Center for Interdisciplinary Studies at Virginia Tech.

Acknowledgments
Introduction: Unhappy to Be Nappy
Why Hair Matters: Getting to the Roots
The Hair "Do's" and "Don'ts" of Black Womanhood
Splitting Hairs: Power, Choice, and Femininity
Women and Girls Speak Out: Five Hair-Raising Sessions
Black Hair, 1990s Style
Conclusion
Methods, Methodology, and the Shaping of Hair Matters
Defining Black Hair and Hairstyling Practices
Interviewee Demographics
Notes
References
Index
About the Author
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