Black Beauty: Aesthetics, Stylization, Politics

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Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., 2009 - Social Science - 180 pages
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Combining rich ethnographic research amongst Black British women of Caribbean heritage, with a discussion of the broader 'Black Atlantic' context, Shirley Tate offers a unique exploration of beauty, race and identity politics, revealing how Black women themselves speak about, negotiate, inhabit, work on and perform Black beauty.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Beauty Comes From Within Or Does It?
17
AntiRacist Aesthetics in the 21st Century The Matter of Hair
35
Race Beauty and Melancholia Shade
53
The Shame of Beauty is its Transformative Potential
79
The Browning Straighteners and Fake Tan
99
Hybrid Black Beauty?
123
Conclusion Is it all Stylization and Is There a Need for Black Beauty Citizenship?
145
Transcript Conventions
161
Bibliography
163
Index
173
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Shirley Anne Tate is Senior Lecturer and Acting Director, Centre for Interdisciplinary Gender Studies at the University of Leeds, UK. She is the author of 'Black Skins, Black Masks: Hybridity, Dialogism, Performativity' (2005).

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