ISBN-10:
0814713378
ISBN-13:
9780814713372
Pub. Date:
10/01/2000
Publisher:
New York University Press
Hair Matters: Beauty, Power, and Black Women's Consciousness

Hair Matters: Beauty, Power, and Black Women's Consciousness

by Ingrid Banks
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ISBN-13: 9780814713372
Publisher: New York University Press
Publication date: 10/01/2000
Pages: 197
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.51(d)

About the Author

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

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsix
Introduction: Unhappy to Be Nappy1
1.Why Hair Matters: Getting to the Roots21
2.The Hair "Do's" and "Don'ts" of Black Womanhood41
3.Splitting Hairs: Power, Choice, and Femininity69
4.Women and Girls Speak Out: Five Hair-Raising Sessions99
5.Black Hair, 1990s Style139
Conclusion147
Appendix IMethods, Methodology, and the Shaping of Hair Matters157
Appendix IIDefining Black Hair and Hairstyling Practices171
Appendix IIIInterviewee Demographics175
Notes179
References185
Index193
About the Author197

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"Introduces the audience to consider the value of the insider/outsider relationship in another's culture"

-National Women's Studies Association Journal

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