From the Kitchen to the Parlor: Language and Becoming in African American Women's Hair Care

From the Kitchen to the Parlor: Language and Becoming in African American Women's Hair Care

by Lanita Jacobs-Huey
ISBN-10:
0195304152
ISBN-13:
9780195304152
Pub. Date:
04/20/2006
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
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Overview

From the Kitchen to the Parlor: Language and Becoming in African American Women's Hair Care

When is hair "just hair" and when is it not "just hair"? Documenting the politics of African American women's hair, this multi-sited linguistic ethnography explores everyday interaction in beauty parlors, Internet discussions, comedy clubs, and other contexts to illuminate how and why hair matters in African American women's day-to-day experiences.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780195304152
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 04/20/2006
Series: Studies in Language and Gender Series
Pages: 200
Product dimensions: 9.30(w) x 6.30(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: From the Kitchen to the Parlor3
1Negotiating Expert and Novice Identities through Client-stylist Interactions17
2"We Are Like Doctors": Socializing Cosmetologists into the Discourse of Science29
3A License to Touch: Cosmetology as a Divine Calling47
4Gender, Authenticity, and Hair in African American Stand-up Comedy71
5"BTW, How Do You Wear Your Hair?": Gender and Race in Computer-mediated Hair Debates89
6Constructing and Contesting Knowledge in Women's Cross-cultural Hair Testimonies105
7Critical Reflections on Language, Gender, and "Native" Anthropology129
AppendixTranscription Conventions149
Notes151
Bibliography153
Index173

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