The Resource Pageants, parlors, & pretty women: : race and beauty in the twentieth-century South, Blain Roberts, (ebook)

Pageants, parlors, & pretty women: : race and beauty in the twentieth-century South, Blain Roberts, (ebook)

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Pageants, parlors, & pretty women: : race and beauty in the twentieth-century South
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Pageants, parlors, & pretty women:
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race and beauty in the twentieth-century South
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Blain Roberts
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Language
eng
Summary
From the South's pageant queens to the importance of beauty parlors to African American communities, it is easy to see the ways beauty is enmeshed in southern culture. But as Blain Roberts shows in this incisive work, the pursuit of beauty in the South was linked to the tumultuous racial divides of the region, where the Jim Crow-era cosmetics industry came of age selling the idea of makeup that emphasized whiteness, and where, in the 1950s and 1960s, black-owned beauty shops served as crucial sites of resistance for civil rights activists. In these times of strained relations in the South, beauty became a signifier of power and affluence while it reinforced racial strife. Roberts examines a range of beauty products, practices, and rituals--cosmetics, hairdressing, clothing, and beauty contests--in settings that range from tobacco farms of the Great Depression to 1950s and 1960s college campuses. In so doing, she uncovers the role of female beauty in the economic and cultural modernization of the South. By showing how battles over beauty came to a head during the civil rights movement, Roberts sheds new light on the tactics southerners used to resist and achieve desegregation
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Midwest
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Roberts, Blain
Dewey number
323.1196/07300904
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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  • Civil rights movements
  • Electronic books
  • Southern States
  • Race awareness
  • African American women
  • Black race
  • Human skin color
  • Cosmetics
  • Beauty, Personal
  • Beauty shops
  • Beauty contests
Target audience
adult
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Pageants, parlors, & pretty women: : race and beauty in the twentieth-century South, Blain Roberts, (ebook)
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multicolored
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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9781469614212
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(electronic bk.)
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MWT11717545
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remote
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11717545
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MWT11717545
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Pageants, parlors, & pretty women: : race and beauty in the twentieth-century South, Blain Roberts, (ebook)
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Publication
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781469614212
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11717545
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11717545
System control number
MWT11717545
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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