2 edition of The social construction of beauty and the politics of skin color and hair texture among Black women. found in the catalog.
The social construction of beauty and the politics of skin color and hair texture among Black women.
Written in English
This study, primarily but not exclusively literature-based, analyzes the effects of skin color and hair texture hierarchies within the Black community. Prior to slavery, Blacks celebrated all aspects of their being; however, lingering effects of enslavement, and Western indoctrination regarding standards of beauty, stripped Blacks of pride and self-respect. This mental colonization associates whiteness with beauty; therefore, I advocate that Blacks must decolonize their minds and define their own beauty standards.I utilize a Black Canadian Feminist framework for redress around the main questions discussed: How has the politics of skin color and hair texture impacted the Black community? How has the media contributed to socializing Black women to the extent that they reject Black physical characteristics? How do Black women reinforce social constructions of beauty that reflect the dominant discourse? How can Black women begin decolonizing their minds and resist accepting, internalizing and conforming to prevalent European beauty standards?
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