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Pageants, Parlors, and Pretty Women: Race and Beauty in the Twentieth-Century South

Pageants, Parlors, and Pretty Women: Race and Beauty in the Twentieth-Century South

by Blain Roberts

Editeur : The University of North Carolina Press
ISBN: 9781469614205
Broché: 384
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Date d'affichage: 2020-01-26
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From the South's pageant queens to the importance of beauty parlors to African American communities, it is easy to see the ways beauty is enmeshed in southern culture. But as Blain Roberts shows in this incisive work, the pursuit of beauty in the South was linked to the tumultuous racial divides of the region, where the Jim Crow-era cosmetics industry came of age selling the idea of makeup that emphasized whiteness, and where, in the 1950s and 1960s, black-owned beauty shops served as crucial sites of resistance ...