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What could make a smart woman ignore doctor's orders? What could get a hardworking employee fired from her job? What could get a black woman in hot water with her white boyfriend? In a word... HAIR. When does a few ounces feel like a few tons? When a doctor advises a black woman to start an exercise program and she wonders how she can do it without breaking a sweat. When an employer fires her for wearing a cultural hairstyle that's "unprofessional," and she has to go to court to plead for her job. When she's with her man, and the moment she's supposed to let loose, she stops to secure her head scarf so he doesn't disturb the 'do. TENDERHEADED? Yes, definitely. All black women are, in one way or another. The issue is not only about looking good, but about feeling adequate in a society where the beauty standards are unobtainable for most women. Tenderheaded boldly throws open the closet where black women's skeletons have been threatening to burst down the door. In poems, essays, cartoons, photos, and excerpts from novels and plays, women and men speak to the meaning hair has for them, and for society. In an intimate letter, A'Leila Perry Bundles pays tribute to her great-grandmother, hair-care pioneer Madam C.J. Walker, who launched a generation of African-American businesswomen. Corporate consultant Cherilyn "Liv" Wright interviews men and women on the hilarious ways they handle "the hair issue" between the sheets. Art historian Henry John Drewal explores how hairstyles, in Yoruba culture, indicate spiritual destiny, and activist Angela Davis questions how her message of revolution got reduced to a hairstyle. Tenderheaded is as rich and diverse as the children of the African diaspora. With works by Toni Morrison, Alice Walker, bell hooks, Henry Louis Gates Jr., and other writers of passion, persuasion, and humor -- this is sure to be one of the most talked-about books of the year.

In this book Brittany C. Slatton uses innovative internet research methods to reveal contemporary prejudices about relationship partners. In doing so she thoroughly refutes the popular ideology of a post-racial America. Slatton examines the 'deep frame' of white men found in opinions and emotional reactions to black women and their body types, personalities, behaviours, and styles of speech. Their internet responses to questionnaires shows how they treat as common sense radicalised, gendered, and classed versions of black women. Mythologizing Black Women argues that the internet acts as a backstage setting, allowing white men to anonymously express raw feelings about race and sexuality without the fear of reprimand.

Translated by Teresa Mlawer.

The deluxe eBook edition of stand-up comedian and WNYC podcaster Phoebe Robinson’s You Can’t Touch My Hair brings Phoebe’s hilarious voice off the page, directly into your eyes and ears. This enhanced edition features exclusive video footage with cameos by some of Phoebe’s comedy besties, plus more than an hour of audio where Phoebe talks regrettable crushes from the 90s, advice she wishes someone had given her as a teenager, the influence of RuPaul, and much more. Delivered in her signature style, Phoebe serves laughter and levity alongside more serious topics at rapid-fire speeds, topped—as always—with pop culture references for days. A hilarious and timely essay collection about race, gender, and pop culture from upcoming comedy superstar and 2 Dope Queens podcaster Phoebe Robinson Being a black woman in America means contending with old prejudices and fresh absurdities every day. Comedian Phoebe Robinson has experienced her fair share over the years: she's been unceremoniously relegated to the role of "the black friend," as if she is somehow the authority on all things racial; she's been questioned about her love of U2 and Billy Joel ("isn’t that . . . white people music?"); she's been called "uppity" for having an opinion in the workplace; she's been followed around stores by security guards; and yes, people do ask her whether they can touch her hair all. the. time. Now, she's ready to take these topics to the page—and she’s going to make you laugh as she’s doing it. Using her trademark wit alongside pop-culture references galore, Robinson explores everything from why Lisa Bonet is "Queen. Bae. Jesus," to breaking down the terrible nature of casting calls, to giving her less-than-traditional advice to the future female president, and demanding that the NFL clean up its act, all told in the same conversational voice that launched her podcast, 2 Dope Queens, to the top spot on iTunes. As personal as it is political, You Can't Touch My Hair examines our cultural climate and skewers our biases with humor and heart, announcing Robinson as a writer on the rise.

One of the most resilient images of the Vietnam era is that of the anti-war protester -- often a woman -- spitting on the uniformed veteran just off the plane. The lingering potency of this icon was evident during the Gulf War, when war supporters invoked it to discredit their opposition. In this startling book, Jerry Lembcke demonstrates that not a single incident of this sort has been convincingly documented. Rather, the anti-war Left saw in veterans a natural ally, and the relationship between anti-war forces and most veterans was defined by mutual support. Indeed one soldier wrote angrily to Vice President Spiro Agnew that the only Americans who seemed concerned about the soldier's welfare were the anti-war activists. While the veterans were sometimes made to feel uncomfortable about their service, this sense of unease was, Lembcke argues, more often rooted in the political practices of the Right. Tracing a range of conflicts in the twentieth century, the book illustrates how regimes engaged in unpopular conflicts often vilify their domestic opponents for "stabbing the boys in the back." Concluding with an account of the powerful role played by Hollywood in cementing the myth of the betrayed veteran through such films as Coming Home, Taxi Driver, and Rambo, Jerry Lembcke's book stands as one of the most important, original, and controversial works of cultural history in recent years.

Are you tired of checking out wedding hairstyles and wonder how are you going to actually achieve it with your hair type on your wedding day? Don’t worry! This book has all the answers for your questions. Have this book and relax! This book gives you the option to choose a complete step by step guide to the 35 wedding hairstyles according to your hair type for your big wedding day. Every bride wants to be perfectly groomed on their big day and the hair style is a very important part of the grooming process. Finding the right style for you can be quite a big task as there are so many to choose from and many of them depend on the style, type and length of your hair. So, search for best and easy wedding hairstyles has come to an end. Finding the best and easy wedding hairstyles is hard! And it’s not your fault I know I have seen many women get stuck and wondering clueless when they reach to the point where they need the best and easy wedding hairstyle for their big wedding day. This is very crucial period where every bride has to look after every single thing of preparation for wedding right from arrangements to shopping. Searching the best and easy wedding hairstyle online and offline is very time consuming. Yes you are right that there are various and great wedding hairstyles online and here’s why You can easily find the wedding hairstyles photos from online websites and magazines. The best part is that there are very good and awesome wedding hairstyles photos. But, Famous hairstylist’s says you are wrong! Look, there are many famous hair stylists which found this method of searching unexplained finished work such as wedding hairstyle photo with final look is wrong. Even I found many women does the same thing and found themselves in a position where they regret later of what they have chosen or don’t even bother sometimes what their hair stylist has done for them. Hence, as a hair stylist I think it’s a sad thing to happen after a lot of time and energy being wasted behind it. I am surprised by this new idea about to writing a book about this After working as a hair stylist for so many years, I ponder about the whole process and come to conclusion that I can provide the solution where women needs a help to find the best and easy wedding hairstyles. With the help of some famous hair stylists and my decade of experience I have decided to write a book with step by step wedding hairstyles. Use this one book and you will find your best and easy wedding hairstyle In this book you will find 35 wedding hairstyles with step by step process which I have selected from various wedding hairstyles. I have chosen seven prime hair types and wrote five methods for each one so that you get complete variations to choose from. With this, I hope this book will help you to get your best and easy wedding hairstyle. Plus, get your free download No need to worry about your hair health, I wrote a short and very well enlightened book called “Ultimate Hair Care” which you can now download for a FREE! Yes find the link for it in this book itself. Get your copy now Download and get ready to find your best and easy wedding hairstyle for your big day. Scroll to the top of the page and select the buy button. Tags: wedding hairstyles, wedding hair, bridal hairstyles, wedding hairstyles for long hair, wedding hair accessories, wedding hair styles, wedding hairstyles for short hair, wedding guest hairstyles, wedding hair pieces, wedding hair style, Indian wedding hairstyles, wedding hair updos, short wedding hairstyles, hairstyles for wedding, wedding hair and makeup, wedding hairstyles for medium hair, short hair wedding styles, wedding hairstyles for medium length hair, vintage wedding hairstyles, black wedding hairstyles, wedding hair down, wedding hairstyles for black women, wedding hair ideas, bridal hairstyles for long hair, hairstyles for wedding guests, wedding hairstyles updos, long wedding hairstyles, simple wedding hairstyles, curly wedding hairstyles, wedding hairstyles down, easy wedding hairstyles, hair for wedding, hairstyles for a wedding, long hair wedding styles, bridal hairstyles for short hair, wedding updo hairstyles, vintage wedding hair, wedding hair combs, beach wedding hairstyles, hair wedding

Elizabeth Johnson's Resistance and Empowerment in Black Women's Hair Styling develops the argument that one way Black women define themselves and each other, is by the way they style/groom their hair via endorsement by the media through advertisement, idealized identification of Black female celebrities, and encouragement by professional celebrity hair stylists who serve as change agents. As a result, hair becomes a physical manifestation of their self-identity, revealing a private and personal mindset. Her research answers the following questions: What is the relationship between Black females' choice of hairstyles/grooming and transmitted messages of aesthetics by the dominant culture through culturally specific magazines?; What role do the natural hair blogs/vlogs play as a change agent in encouraging or discouraging consumers grooming their hair in its natural state?; What impact does a globalized consumer market of Black hair care products have on Hispanic/Latinas and Bi-Racial women?; Are Black female Generation Y members more likely to receive backlash for failure to conform their hair to dominant standards in their hair adornment in the workplace? Johnson thus demonstrates that the major concern from messages sent to Black women about their hair is its impact on Black identity. Thus, the goal of Black women should be to break with hegemonic modes of seeing, thinking, and being for full liberation. This critical and deep consciousness will debunk the messages told to Black women that their kinky, frizzy, thick hair is undesirable, bad, unmanageable, and shackling.

Documents the lesser-known story of the legendary soul performer's stirring Boston Garden concert in the wake of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s assassination, describing how he fought to prevent the concert's cancellation and his role in preventing riots in Boston. 25,000 first printing.

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