Hair Story

Author: Ayana Byrd
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 9781466872103
Release Date: 2014-04-15
Genre: Social Science

Two world wars, the Civil Rights movement, and a Jheri curl later, Blacks in America continue to have a complex and convoluted relationship with their hair. From the antebellum practice of shaving the head in an attempt to pass as a "free" person to the 1998 uproar over a White third-grade teacher's reading of the book Nappy Hair, the issues surrounding African American hair continue to linger as we enter the twenty-first century. Hair Story is a historical and anecdotal exploration of Black Americans' tangled hair roots. A chronological look at the culture and politics behind the ever-changing state of Black hair from fifteenth-century Africa to the present-day United States, it ties the personal to the political and the popular. Read about: * Why Black American slaves used items like axle grease and eel skin to straighten their hair. * How a Mexican chemist straightened Black hair using his formula for turning sheep's wool into a minklike fur. * How the Afro evolved from militant style to mainstream fashion trend. * What prompted the creation of the Jheri curl and the popular style's fall from grace. * The story behind Bo Derek's controversial cornrows and the range of reactions they garnered. Major figures in the history of Black hair are presented, from early hair-care entrepreneurs Annie Turnbo Malone and Madam C. J. Walker to unintended hair heroes like Angela Davis and Bob Marley. Celebrities, stylists, and cultural critics weigh in on the burgeoning sociopolitical issues surrounding Black hair, from the historically loaded terms "good" and "bad" hair, to Black hair in the workplace, to mainstream society's misrepresentation and misunderstanding of kinky locks. Hair Story is the book that Black Americans can use as a benchmark for tracing a unique aspect of their history, and it's a book that people of all races will celebrate as the reference guide for understanding Black hair.

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Author: Ayana Byrd
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 9781466846821
Release Date: 2014-01-28
Genre: Social Science

Two world wars, the Civil Rights movement, and a Jheri curl later, Blacks in America continue to have a complex and convoluted relationship with their hair. From the antebellum practice of shaving the head in an attempt to pass as a "free" person to the 1998 uproar over a White third-grade teacher's reading of the book Nappy Hair, the issues surrounding Black hair continue to linger as we enter the twenty-first century. Hair Story is a historical and anecdotal exploration of Black Americans' tangled hair roots. A chronological look at the culture and politics behind the ever-changing state of Black hair from fifteenth-century Africa to the present-day United States, it ties the personal to the political and the popular. Read about: * Why Black American slaves used items like axle grease and eel skin to straighten their hair. * How a Mexican chemist straightened Black hair using his formula for turning sheep's wool into a minklike fur. * How the Afro evolved from militant style to mainstream fashion trend. * What prompted the creation of the Jheri curl and the popular style's fall from grace. * The story behind Bo Derek's controversial cornrows and the range of reactions they garnered. Major figures in the history of Black hair are presented, from early hair-care entrepreneurs Annie Turnbo Malone and Madam C. J. Walker to unintended hair heroes like Angela Davis and Bob Marley. Celebrities, stylists, and cultural critics weigh in on the burgeoning sociopolitical issues surrounding Black hair, from the historically loaded terms "good" and "bad" hair, to Black hair in the workplace, to mainstream society's misrepresentation and misunderstanding of kinky locks. Hair Story is the book that Black Americans can use as a benchmark for tracing a unique aspect of their history, and it's a book that people of all races will celebrate as the reference guide for understanding Black hair.

Seitenwechsel

Author: Nella Larsen
Publisher: Dörlemann eBook
ISBN: 9783908778196
Release Date: 2013-07-12
Genre: Fiction

"Nella Larsens Roman "Seitenwechsel" ist das Gegenstück zu Scott Fitzgeralds "Der große Gatsby"." Irene Redfield flieht vor der Hitze eines heißen Sommertages ins Dachrestaurant des Drayton Hotels in Chicago. Sie traut ihren Augen kaum, als sie hier ihre Freundin aus Kindertagen wiedertrifft. Clare Kendry ist nach dem frühen Tod ihres Vaters bei weißen Verwandten aufgewachsen und der Kontakt zwischen den Freundinnen abgerissen. Zwei Jahre später zieht Clare nach New York und meldet sich bei Irene, die in Harlem lebt, während Clare in der Welt der Weißen zu Hause ist. Clare ist mit einem Rassisten verheiratet, der nicht auch nur entfernt von ihrer schwarzen Herkunft ahnt. Zudem beunruhigt Irene mehr und mehr, daß Clare eine magische Wirkung auf ihren eigenen Ehemann zu haben scheint. Clare, die Wanderin zwischen den Welten, liebt die Gefahr und das Spiel mit dem Feuer - und droht ständig, sich zu verbrennen.

Cultivating Achievement Respect and Empowerment CARE for African American Girls in PreK 12 Settings

Author: Dr. Patricia J. Larke
Publisher: IAP
ISBN: 9781681235080
Release Date: 2016-12-01
Genre: Education

chapters discuss issues impacting the education of African American girls and many of challenges that they encounter during their schooling experiences. The chapters were written by 24 authors including a school superintendent, university administrator and professors, classroom teacher, mother and a 10th grade African American student. The 20 chapters of the book are organized into four sections. Section one introduces the book and provides critical perspectives. Section Two focuses on Curriculum and instruction. Section Three shares information from significant stakeholders while the last section includes other schooling experiences and ends with a powerful poem by a tenth grade African American girl, entitled “Proud.” The forward of the book, written by a Japanese American scholar, Valerie Pang, denotes the urgency of the book noting that the book “warms the heart.” The book ends with an epilogue, written by an African American scholar, Tyrone Howard, who has a vested interest in African American males. He shares commanding interest in this scholarship, because what happens to African American females, impacts African American males and the entire African American community.

Sheila s Shop

Author: Kimberly Battle-Walters
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0847699331
Release Date: 2004-01-01
Genre: Social Science

Sheila's Shop invites us into a Southern beauty parlor to meet working-class African American women. We get to know the women individually as they discuss everything from relationships and beauty to politics, equality, race, gender, and class. We hear them speak in their own words about their families and communities and the struggles they face in all areas of life. Sheila's Shop acts as a microcosm of female, working-class, African-American society. Kimberly Battle-Walters spent over sixteen months interviewing and listening to women at Sheila's Shop while researching this valuable ethnographic work. Literature and the media tend to report either on the lives of upwardly mobile, middle-class African Americans or on the poor, ignoring working-class women. Sheila's Shop focuses on these women, introducing a conceptual model of "racial and gender victorization" to explain the process by which working-class African American women learn to see themselves as victors rather than victims, despite their complex and often difficult lives. This book also provides insight into the informal support networks that are fostered in public places such as beauty shops these support networks lay the foundation for strong African American women, families, and communities."

Black Womanist Leadership

Author: Toni C. King
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9781438436036
Release Date: 2011-06-01
Genre: FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS

Collection of Black women’s stories that show how leadership values are transmitted from mothers to daughters

Style Politics

Author: Philipp Dorestal
Publisher: transcript Verlag
ISBN: 9783839421253
Release Date: 2014-03
Genre: History

Wie wird Style als Mittel der politischen Intervention eingesetzt? Die US-amerikanische Bürgerrechtsbewegung und afroamerikanische Organisationen wie die Black Panther Party oder die Nation of Islam - aber auch das Blaxploitation-Filmgenre - bedienten sich eines spezifischen Stylings, um darüber politische Identitäten wie Gender, Race und Sexualität zu inszenieren. Mithilfe der Performativitätstheorie und Ansätzen aus den Cultural Studies eröffnet Philipp Dorestal eine neue Perspektive auf die Geschichte der African Americans und leistet damit einen wichtigen Beitrag zur Kulturgeschichte des Politischen.

Was machen Marker

Author: Eva Bonn
Publisher: transcript Verlag
ISBN: 9783839422441
Release Date: 2014-03
Genre: Social Science

Differenzierungsprozesse stehen heute im Zentrum interdisziplinärer Debatten. Marker tragen hierbei als Zeichen von Differenz wesentlich zur Wahrnehmung und Einordnung von Personen bei. Bewusst gewählte Marker wie Kleider und Accessoires wirken als wichtige Kennzeichnungen der Gruppenzugehörigkeit. Zwangsweise zugewiesene Marker wie die Beurteilung »durchgefallen« hingegen bedingen Exklusion. Die Beiträge des Bandes verdeutlichen: Theoretisch und empirisch lässt sich mit dem »Marker«-Begriff zeigen, wie sich Differenzen vergegenständlichen. Mit unterschiedlichen Perspektiven auf Marker betrachten sie die Logik, Materialität und Politik von Differenzierungsprozessen.

Migrantisches Unternehmertum in Deutschland

Author: Caroline Schmitt
Publisher: transcript Verlag
ISBN: 9783839433003
Release Date: 2015-10
Genre: Social Science

Wie ist migrantisches Unternehmertum in gesellschaftliche Strukturen in Deutschland eingebunden? Caroline Schmitt verdeutlicht anhand von Afro Hair Salons die Position der Unternehmer_innen zwischen sozialer Ausgrenzung und gesellschaftlicher Inkorporation: Die Salonbetreibenden entwickeln innovative Geschäftsideen und streben nach Wertschätzung ihrer Unternehmen, erleben sich aber als marginalisiert und exotisiert. Die Ergebnisse der qualitativen Analysen münden in eine Typologie zum Umgang mit sozialer Ausgrenzung und liefern Ansatzpunkte für Interkulturelle Öffnung und Diversity-Ansätze im Feld migrantischen Unternehmertums.

Kinky Gazpacho

Author: Lori L. Tharps
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9780743296489
Release Date: 2009-05-26
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Recounts the author's experiences living in Spain as a young black woman, where she learns about the country's racial prejudices against blacks and falls in love with a Spaniard.

Encyclopedia of African American Popular Culture 4 volumes

Author: Jessie Carney Smith
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9780313357978
Release Date: 2010-12-17
Genre: Social Science

This four-volume encyclopedia contains compelling and comprehensive information on African American popular culture that will be valuable to high school students and undergraduates, college instructors, researchers, and general readers. • Contains writings from 100 contributing authors, all identified in a separate listing • Includes a chronology placing pivotal events—such as the beginning of black baseball, the modern Civil Rights Movement, and the Harlem Renaissance—in historical context • Depicts key places, events, and people through photographs as well as words • Provides a list of black radio programs and movies

The Oxford Handbook of Education and Training in Professional Psychology

Author: W. Brad Johnson
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780199874019
Release Date: 2014
Genre: Medical

The Oxford Handbook of Education and Training in Professional Psychology provides the first comprehensive treatment of the processes and current state-of-the art practices bearing on educating and training professional psychologists. Thousands of psychologists are employed full-time as faculty members or clinical supervisors in graduate, practicum, internship, and postdoctoral training programs or training sites. This handbook provides a single resource that pulls together the substantial scholarship on education and training in psychology, covering the full spectrum of historic developments, salient issues, current standards, and emerging trends in psychology education and training. It provides a thorough analysis of doctoral and postdoctoral training for psychologists in clinical, counseling, or school psychology specialties. Because competency issues are moving to the forefront in the design of training programs and the evaluation of trainee performance, the handbook's authors have made models and standards for competency a primary theme. This volume captures the current state of education and training while emphasizing emerging trends and forecasting future directions.

Illuminating the Blackness

Author: Habeeb Akande
Publisher: Rabaah Publishers
ISBN: 9780957484528
Release Date: 2016-05-01
Genre: History

Illuminating the Blackness presents the history of Brazil's race relations and African Muslim heritage. The book is divided into two parts. Part I explores the issue of race, anti-black racism, white supremacy, colourism, black beauty and affirmative action in contemporary Brazil. Part II examines the reports of African Muslims' travels to Brazil before the Portuguese colonisers, the slave revolts in Bahia and the West African Muslim communities in nineteenth century Brazil. The author explores the black consciousness movement in Brazil and examines the reasons behind the growing conversion to Islam amongst Brazilians, particularly those of African descent. The author also shares his insights into the complexities of race in Brazil and draws comparisons with the racial histories of the pre-modern Muslim world including a comparative analysis of the East African Zanj slave rebellions in ninth century Baghdad with the West African Hausa and Yoruba slave rebellions in nineteenth century Bahia.