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From the Kitchen to the Parlor: Language and Becoming in African American Women's Hair Care

Lanita Jacobs-Huey

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195304169
eISBN:
9780199866939
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195304169.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

When is hair “just hair” and when is it not “just hair”? Documenting the politics of African American women's hair, this book explores everyday interaction in beauty parlors, Internet discussions, ... More


“We Are Like Doctors”: Socializing Cosmetologists into the Discourse of Science

Lanita Jacobs-Huey

in From the Kitchen to the Parlor: Language and Becoming in African American Women's Hair Care

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195304169
eISBN:
9780199866939
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195304169.003.02
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter presents findings from observations of hair educational seminars and hair shows in cities throughout the United States and in London, England. In these places, hair stylists were ... More


Gender, Authenticity, and Hair in African American Stand-up Comedy

Lanita Jacobs-Huey

in From the Kitchen to the Parlor: Language and Becoming in African American Women's Hair Care

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195304169
eISBN:
9780199866939
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195304169.003.04
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter looks beyond the contexts of hair-care practice among African American women to consider narrative performances about hair in black comedy clubs. Black stand-up comedy is an especially ... More


How Do I Look?

Geoffrey Jones

in Beauty Imagined: A History of the Global Beauty Industry

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199639625
eISBN:
9780191806841
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199639625.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

This chapter describes the emergence of new commercial products and services in the modern era to help beautify one's hair, skin, and face as well as people's growing awareness of their appearance. ... More


Madam C. J. Walker's Gospel of Giving: Black Women's Philanthropy during Jim Crow

Tyrone McKinley Freeman

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780252043451
eISBN:
9780252052330
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252043451.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

Madam C. J. Walker’s Gospel of Giving: Black Women’s Philanthropy during Jim Crow presents the first comprehensive story of Walker’s philanthropic giving arguing that she was a significant ... More


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