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Beauty Shop Politics African American Women s Activism in the Beauty Industry Looking through the lens of black business history Beauty Shop Politics shows how black beauticians in the Jim Crow era parlayed their economic independence and access to a public community space int

  • Title: Beauty Shop Politics: African American Women's Activism in the Beauty Industry
  • Author: Tiffany M. Gill
  • ISBN: 9780252076961
  • Page: 293
  • Format: Paperback
  • Beauty Shop Politics: African American Women's Activism in the Beauty Industry By Tiffany M. Gill, Looking through the lens of black business history, Beauty Shop Politics shows how black beauticians in the Jim Crow era parlayed their economic independence and access to a public community space into platforms for activism Tiffany M Gill argues that the beauty industry played a crucial role in the creation of the modern black female identity and that the seemingly frivLooking through the lens of black business history, Beauty Shop Politics shows how black beauticians in the Jim Crow era parlayed their economic independence and access to a public community space into platforms for activism Tiffany M Gill argues that the beauty industry played a crucial role in the creation of the modern black female identity and that the seemingly frivolous space of a beauty salon actually has stimulated social, political, and economic change.From the founding of the National Negro Business League in 1900 and onward, African Americans have embraced the entrepreneurial spirit by starting their own businesses, but black women s forays into the business world were overshadowed by those of black men With a broad scope that encompasses the role of gossip in salons, ethnic beauty products, and the social meanings of African American hair textures, Gill shows how African American beauty entrepreneurs built and sustained a vibrant culture of activism in beauty salons and schools Enhanced by lucid portrayals of black beauticians and drawing on archival research and oral histories, Beauty Shop Politics conveys the everyday operations and rich culture of black beauty salons as well as their role in building community.

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    1 thought on “Beauty Shop Politics: African American Women's Activism in the Beauty Industry

    1. Gill offers a well researched, thorough, and cohesively presented look at the intersection of beauty culture and political organization in black communities over the last 100 or so years It s a slightly academic book than, for example, Hope in a Jar which is a special blend of complex friendly to a general audience , and it adds a lot of nuance to the received view s about black Americans relationship to money, power, and beauty culture Being a philosopher, I of course, wanted abstraction arou [...]

    2. Immensely interesting I didn t know at all that African American beauticians were a really important part of organizing the Civil Rights movement.

    3. Off this review Dr Tiffany Gill earned her Ph.D from Rutgers University in 2003 Her recently published Beauty Shop Politics African American Women s Activism in the Beauty Industry University of Illinois, 2010 explores African American beauticians and beauty salons and their role in twentieth century social, political, and economic movements and is an analysis of the ways African American beauty entrepreneurs built and sustained a vibrant culture of activism and institution building.

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