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Title Blackberries and redbones : critical articulations of black hair/body politics in Africana communities / edited by Regina E. Spellers and Kimberly R. Moffitt.
Imprint Cresskill, NJ : Hampton Press, c2010.


 Main Stacks  TT972 .B527 2010    AVAILABLE
Description xii, 472 p. : ill. ; 27 cm.
Series The Hampton Press communication series.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Subject Hairdressing of Blacks -- Social aspects.
Hairstyles -- Social aspects.
Body image -- Social aspects.
African Americans -- Social conditions.
Contents The big girl's chair : a rhetorical analysis of how motions for kids markets relaxers to African American girls / Shauntae Brown White -- Pretty color 'n good hair : Creole women of New Orleans and the politics of identity / Yaba Amgborale Blay -- Invisible dread : from twisted : the dreadlocks chronicles / Bert Ashe -- Social constructions of a Black woman's hair : critical reflections of a graying Sistah / Brenda J. Allen -- What it feels like for a (Black gay HIV+) boy / Chris Bell -- Dominican dance floor / Kiini Ibura Salaam -- Covering up fat upper arms / Mary L. O'Neal -- Cimmarronas, ciguapas, and senoras : hair, beauty, and national identity in the Dominican Republic / Ana-Maurine Lara -- Of wigs and weaves, locks, and fades : a personal political hair story / Neal A. Lester -- "Scatter the pigeons" : baldness and the performance of hyper-Black masculinity / E. Patrick Johnson -- From air Jordan to jumpman : the black male body as commodity / Ingrid Banks -- Cool pose on wheels : an exploration of the disabled Black male in film / Kimberly R. Moffitt -- Decoding the meaning of tattoos : cluster criticism and the case of Tupac Shakur's body art / Carlos D. Morrison, Josette R. Hutton, and Ulysses Williams, Jr. -- Blacks in white marble : interracial female subjects in mid-nineteenth-century neoclassicism / Charmaine Nelson -- Changing hair/changing race : black authenticity, colorblindness -- And hairy post-ethnic costumes in mixing Nia / Ralina L. Joseph -- "I'm real" (Black) when I wanna be : examining J. Lo's racial assets / Sika Alaine Dagbovie and Zine Magubane -- Diaspora in my hair : a poetic narrative of my experience in Europe / Nad├Ęge Tanite Clitandre -- Broken mirrors and reflections of one's self : blackness, Indianness, and hybridity / Hershini Bhana Young -- Sun kissed or sun cursed? : exploring color consciousness and Black women's tanning experiences / Regina E. Spellers -- African men in the United States : stories of race, gender, sexuality and power / Hameed S. Williams (Herukhuti) -- Weaving messages of self-esteem : empowering mothers and daughters through hair braiding / Tracey Y. Lewis-Elligan -- Divas to the dance floor please! : a neo-Black feminist readin(g) of cool pose / D. Nebi Hilliard -- Coming out natural : dreaded desire, sex roles, and cornrows / L. H. Stallings -- "I am more than a victim" : the slave woman stereotype in antebellum narratives by Black men / Ellesia A. Blaque -- Two warring ideals, one dark body : hegemony, duality, and temporality of the black body in African-American religion / Stephen C. Finley -- The snake that bit medusa : one (phenotypically) white woman's dreads / Kabira Z. Cadogan.
Other Author Spellers, Regina E.
Moffitt, Kimberly R.