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Hair Matters: Beauty, Power and Black Women's Consciousness

by Ingrid Banks - £20.99  New York University Press (2000)
paperback    ISBN 13: 9780814713372 | ISBN 10: 0814713378

Drawing on interviews with over 50 women, from teens to seniors, Hair Matters is the first book on the politics of Black hair to be based on substantive, ethnographically informed research.
 
Focusing on the everyday discussions that Black women have among themselves and about themselves, Ingrid Banks analyzes how talking about hair reveals Black women's ideas about race, gender, sexuality, beauty, and power.
 
Ultimately, what emerges is a survey of Black women's consciousness within both their own communities and mainstream culture at large.

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