Ain't I a Beauty Queen?: Black Women, Beauty, and the Politics of Race

Ain't I a Beauty Queen?: Black Women, Beauty, and the Politics of Race

by Maxine Leeds Craig

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780195142679
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 05/24/2002
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 9.40(w) x 6.30(h) x 0.80(d)
Lexile: 1410L (what's this?)

About the Author

Maxine Leeds Craig is Assistant Professor of Sociology and director of the graduate program in Sociology at California State University, Hayward.

Table of Contents

1Ridicule and Celebration: Black Women as Symbols in the Rearticulation of Race3
2Contexts for the Emergence of "Black Is Beautiful,"23
3Ain't I a Beauty Queen? Representing the Ideal Black Woman45
4Standing (in Heels) for My People65
5How Black Became Popular: Social Movements and Racial Rearticulation78
6Yvonne's Wig: Gender and the Racialized Body109
7Pride and Shame: Black Women as Symbols of the "Middle Class,"129
8The Appearance of Unity143
9An Ongoing Dialogue161
Notes171
Selected Bibliography187
Index195

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