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By Maxine Leeds Craig

ISBN-10: 019515262X

ISBN-13: 9780195152623

ISBN-10: 0195185358

ISBN-13: 9780195185355

"Black is Beautiful!" The phrases have been the exuberant rallying cry of a new release of black girls who threw away their straightening combs and followed a proud new type they referred to as the Afro. The Afro, as worn such a lot famously by way of Angela Davis, grew to become a veritable icon of the Sixties.Although the recent attractiveness criteria looked as if it would come up in a single day, they really had deep roots inside black groups. Tracing her tale to 1891, whilst a black newspaper introduced a competition to discover the main attractive lady of the race, Maxine Leeds Craig records how black girls have negotiated the intersection of race, type, politics, and private visual appeal of their lives. Craig takes the reader from attractiveness parlors within the Nineteen Forties to past due evening political conferences within the Sixties to illustrate the robust effect of social activities at the event of everyday life. With assets starting from oral histories of Civil Rights and Black energy flow activists and ladies and men who stood at the sidelines to black well known magazines and the black stream press, Ain't I a attractiveness Queen? will fascinate these attracted to attractiveness tradition, gender, type, and the dynamics of race and social pursuits.

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This work, along with earlier studies that concluded that black self-hatred was widespread, provided an intellectual tradition that was incorporated into the political discourse of the Black Power Movement, paving the way for the politicization of beauty and of black women’s bodies. ” There were serious social consequences for those who did not conform to dominant standards of beauty. The force of hegemonic standards was exerted most powerfully in the two realms of life that establish social position: marriage and work.

40 Prior to the 1970s, race leaders called on black women to represent the dignity of the race through a particularly middle-class mode of deportment. ” A new generation of black leaders used a gendered rhetoric of racial pride to excoriate “bourgeois” black women for “acting” white. Chapter 7 discusses the burden of being a living symbol. Black women, who were expected to embody rapidly changing reformulations of racial pride, were in difficult positions. Chapter 8 follows the use of women as symbols in the fractured politics of the Black Power Movement.

Thority of established fact in the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s. In 1968, black psychiatrists William Grier and Price Cobbs articulated it in their widely read psychological portrait of black America, Black Rage. Touted on its cover as the book in which “two black psychologists tell it as it is — in the first book to reveal the full dimensions of the inner conflicts and the desperation of the black man’s life in America,” Black Rage generalized from case studies of mentally troubled patients to the general population.

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