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Don't Touch My Hair (Hardcover): Emma Dabiri

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Emma Dabiri

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Straightened. Stigmatised. 'Tamed'. Celebrated. Erased. Managed. Appropriated. Forever misunderstood. Black hair is never 'just hair'. This book is about why black hair matters and how it can be viewed as a blueprint for decolonisation. Emma Dabiri takes us from pre-colonial Africa, through the Harlem Renaissance, Black Power and on to today's Natural Hair Movement, the Cultural Appropriation Wars and beyond. We look at everything from hair capitalists like Madam C.J. Walker in the early 1900s to the rise of Shea Moisture today, from women's solidarity and friendship to 'black people time', forgotten African scholars and the dubious provenance of Kim Kardashian's braids. The scope of black hairstyling ranges from pop culture to cosmology, from prehistoric times to the (afro)futuristic. Uncovering sophisticated indigenous mathematical systems in black hairstyles, alongside styles that served as secret intelligence networks leading enslaved Africans to freedom, Don't Touch My Hair proves that far from being only hair, black hairstyling culture can be understood as an allegory for black oppression and, ultimately, liberation.

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Imprint: Allen Lane
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: April 2019
Authors: Emma Dabiri
Dimensions: 222 x 138 x 29mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 256
ISBN-13: 978-0-241-30834-9
Categories: Books > Humanities > History
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies
Books > Health, Home & Family > Family & health
Books > Humanities > History > History of specific subjects
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Ethnic studies
Books > Health, Home & Family > Family & health > Personal appearance & beauty care
Books > Humanities > History > History of specific subjects > Social & cultural history
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Ethnic studies > Black studies
Books > Health, Home & Family > Family & health > Personal appearance & beauty care > Cosmetics, make-up & skin care
Books > History > History of specific subjects
Books > History > History of specific subjects > Social & cultural history
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LSN: 0-241-30834-8
Barcode: 9780241308349

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