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The Resource Beauty shop politics : African American women's activism in the beauty industry, Tiffany M. Gill

Beauty shop politics : African American women's activism in the beauty industry, Tiffany M. Gill

Label
Beauty shop politics : African American women's activism in the beauty industry
Title
Beauty shop politics
Title remainder
African American women's activism in the beauty industry
Statement of responsibility
Tiffany M. Gill
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This work is a reassessment of black beauty salons as vital sites for social change. Looking through the lens of black business history, it shows how black beauticians in the Jim Crow era parlayed their economic independence and access to a public community space into platforms for activism. The author argues that the beauty industry played a crucial role in the creation of the modern black female identity and that the seemingly frivolous space of a beauty salon actually has stimulated social, political, and economic change. From the founding of the National Negro Business League in 1900 and onward, African Americans have embraced the entrepreneurial spirit by starting their own businesses, but black women's forays into the business world were overshadowed by those of black men. With a broad scope that encompasses the role of gossip in salons, ethnic beauty products, and the social meanings of African American hair textures, she shows how African American beauty entrepreneurs built and sustained a vibrant culture of activism in beauty salons and schools. Enhanced by portrayals of black beauticians and drawing on archival research and oral histories, this woork conveys the everyday operations and rich culture of black beauty salons as well as their role in building community
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gill, Tiffany M
Dewey number
646.7/2092
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E185.86
LC item number
.G494 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Women in American history
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African American women political activists
  • Beauty culture
  • Beauty culture
  • African American beauty operators
  • Businesswomen
  • African American business enterprises
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • United States
Label
Beauty shop politics : African American women's activism in the beauty industry, Tiffany M. Gill
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Finding politics in unexpected places : the matrix of beauty, business, and activism -- Beauty pioneers : racial uplift and gender in the creation of a Black business community -- "Link up with us" : Black beauty culture, racial politics, and the complexities of modern Black womanhood -- "This industry is not typical, but exceptional" : redefining entrepreneurship and activism in the 1930s and 1940s -- "We could turn the whole world over" : the international presence of African American beauticians in the postwar era -- "Black beauticians were very important" : Southern beauty activists and the modern Black freedom struggle -- "Among the things that used to be" : beauticians, health activism, and the politics of dignity in the post-civil rights era
Control code
361888141
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 192 pages
Isbn
9780252076961
Isbn Type
(paper : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009020148
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)361888141
Label
Beauty shop politics : African American women's activism in the beauty industry, Tiffany M. Gill
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Finding politics in unexpected places : the matrix of beauty, business, and activism -- Beauty pioneers : racial uplift and gender in the creation of a Black business community -- "Link up with us" : Black beauty culture, racial politics, and the complexities of modern Black womanhood -- "This industry is not typical, but exceptional" : redefining entrepreneurship and activism in the 1930s and 1940s -- "We could turn the whole world over" : the international presence of African American beauticians in the postwar era -- "Black beauticians were very important" : Southern beauty activists and the modern Black freedom struggle -- "Among the things that used to be" : beauticians, health activism, and the politics of dignity in the post-civil rights era
Control code
361888141
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 192 pages
Isbn
9780252076961
Isbn Type
(paper : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009020148
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)361888141

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