Sheila's Shop

Sheila's Shop

by Kimberly Battle-Walters
     
 

Battle-Walters (Azusa Pacific U.) describes the stories, expectations, and frustrations found in women's conversations in an exclusively working-class African American beauty shop. They discuss what it means to be strong, successful and beautiful both inside and outside the shop walls, and what they think the rest of the world thinks of them. Battle-Walters augments… See more details below

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Battle-Walters (Azusa Pacific U.) describes the stories, expectations, and frustrations found in women's conversations in an exclusively working-class African American beauty shop. They discuss what it means to be strong, successful and beautiful both inside and outside the shop walls, and what they think the rest of the world thinks of them. Battle-Walters augments their verbatim conversations with comments and analysis about conditions and changes in communities like theirs across the nation. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780847699322
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
09/01/2004
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1Sheila's shop13
Ch. 2The realities of being black and female29
Ch. 3African American families and communities57
Ch. 4Racial matters75
Ch. 5Standing strong93
Ch. 6Beyond Sheila's shop : a new discussion105

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