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Style and StatusSelling Beauty to African American Women, 1920-1975$
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Susannah Walker

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780813124339

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813124339.001.0001

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Why African American Beauty Culture Is Still Contested

Why African American Beauty Culture Is Still Contested

(p.205) Conclusion Why African American Beauty Culture Is Still Contested
Style and Status

Susannah Walker

University Press of Kentucky

This chapter discusses how many intellectual and politically active black women from the mid-1960s until the present connected their hair to their racial identity and to notions of personal liberation. It illustrates the central ideas about the larger social significance of African American women's hair and beauty ideals, which were also explored in the previous chapters.

Keywords:   black women, racial identity, hair, personal liberation, social significance, African American, beauty ideals, mid-1960s

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