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The Resource Liberated threads : Black women, style, and the global politics of soul, Tanisha C. Ford

Liberated threads : Black women, style, and the global politics of soul, Tanisha C. Ford

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Liberated threads : Black women, style, and the global politics of soul
Title
Liberated threads
Title remainder
Black women, style, and the global politics of soul
Statement of responsibility
Tanisha C. Ford
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
From the civil rights and Black Power era of the 1960s through antiapartheid activism in the 1980s and beyond, black women have used their clothing, hair, and style not simply as a fashion statement but as a powerful tool of resistance. Whether using stiletto heels as weapons to protect against police attacks or incorporating African-themed designs into everyday wear, these fashion-forward women celebrated their identities and pushed for equality. In this thought-provoking book, Tanisha C. Ford explores how and why black women in places as far-flung as New York City, Atlanta, London, and Johannesburg incorporated style and beauty culture into their activism. Focusing on the emergence of the "soul style" movement--represented in clothing, jewelry, hairstyles, and more--Liberated Threads shows that black women's fashion choices became galvanizing symbols of gender and political liberation. Drawing from an eclectic archive, Ford offers a new way of studying how black style and Soul Power moved beyond national boundaries, sparking a global fashion phenomenon. Following celebrities, models, college students, and everyday women as they moved through fashion boutiques, beauty salons, and record stores, Ford narrates the fascinating intertwining histories of Black Freedom and fashion
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Cataloging source
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ford, Tanisha C
Dewey number
391.0082/0973
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
HV1421
LC item number
.F67 2015eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Gender and American culture
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Minority women
  • Women, Black
  • Feminine beauty (Aesthetics)
  • Beauty, Personal
  • Stereotypes (Social psychology) in fashion
  • Globalization
  • Social Welfare & Social Work
  • Social Welfare & Social Work
  • Social Sciences
  • Minority Groups
  • Women
  • Stereotyping
  • Beauty
  • Racism
Label
Liberated threads : Black women, style, and the global politics of soul, Tanisha C. Ford
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Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Acknowledgments -- Introduction: Black women and the making of a modern soul style -- Reimagining Africa : how Black women invented the language of soul in the 1950s -- Harlem's "natural soul" : selling black beauty to the diaspora in the early 1960s -- SNCC's soul sisters : respectability and the style politics of the civil rights movement -- Soul style on campus : American college women and Black power fashion -- We were people of soul : gender, violence, and Black Panther style in 1970s London -- The soul wide world : the "Afro look" in South Africa from the 1970s to the new millennium -- Epilogue: for Chelsea : soul style in the new millennium -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1 edition.
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781469625164
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
ocn921988661
Label
Liberated threads : Black women, style, and the global politics of soul, Tanisha C. Ford
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Acknowledgments -- Introduction: Black women and the making of a modern soul style -- Reimagining Africa : how Black women invented the language of soul in the 1950s -- Harlem's "natural soul" : selling black beauty to the diaspora in the early 1960s -- SNCC's soul sisters : respectability and the style politics of the civil rights movement -- Soul style on campus : American college women and Black power fashion -- We were people of soul : gender, violence, and Black Panther style in 1970s London -- The soul wide world : the "Afro look" in South Africa from the 1970s to the new millennium -- Epilogue: for Chelsea : soul style in the new millennium -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1 edition.
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781469625164
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
ocn921988661

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