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By Shirley Anne Tate

past paintings discussing Black good looks has tended to pay attention to Black women's look for white good looks on account of racialization. with out denying both the continuation of such aesthetics or their enduring strength, this booklet uncovers the cracks during this hegemonic Black good looks. Drawing on certain ethnographic study among British girls of Caribbean historical past, this quantity pursues a large dialogue of attractiveness in the Black diaspora contexts of the Caribbean, the united kingdom, the us and Latin the US via assorted ancient classes to the current day. With a special exploration of good looks, race and id politics, the writer finds how Black ladies themselves talk about, negotiate, inhabit, paintings on and practice Black good looks. As such, it is going to charm not just to sociologists, yet a person operating within the fields of race, ethnicity and post-colonial inspiration, feminism and the sociology of the body.

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