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Author Ford, Tanisha C, author.

Title Liberated threads : Black women, style, and the global politics of soul / Tanisha C. Ford.

Publication Info. Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, [2015]


Location Call No. Status
 PAS La Pintoresca Branch Non-Fiction    391.0082 FOR    Available
Description xv, 256 pages ; 25 cm.
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Series Gender and American culture
Gender & American culture.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction : Black women and the making of a modern soul style -- Reimagining Africa : how Black women invented the language of soul in the 1950s -- Harlem's "natural soul" : selling black beauty to the diaspora in the early 1960s -- SNCC's soul sisters : respectability and the style politics of the civil rights movement -- Soul style on campus : American college women and Black power fashion -- We were people of soul : gender, violence, and Black Panther style in 1970s London -- The soul wide world : the "Afro look" in South Africa from the 1970s to the new millennium -- Epilogue : for Chelsea : soul style in the new millennium.
Summary The author explores how and why black women, from the civil rights and Black Power era of the 1960s through anti-apartheid activism in the 1980s and beyond, and in places as far-flung as New York City, Atlanta, London, and Johannesburg, used their clothing, jewelry, hair, and general "soul style" not simply as a fashion statement but as an integral part of their activism and as a powerful tool of resistance.--Adapted from publisher description.
Subject Minority women -- United States.
Women, Black -- United States.
Feminine beauty (Aesthetics) -- United States.
Beauty, Personal -- United States.
Stereotypes (Social psychology) in fashion -- United States.
Globalization -- United States.
ISBN 9781469625157 hardcover alkaline paper
1469625156 hardcover alkaline paper

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