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Brown beauty : color, sex, and race from the Harlem Renaissance to World War II / Laila Haidarali.

Author/Creator:
Haidarali, Laila author.
Publication:
New York : New York University Press, [2018]
Format/Description:
Book
x, 335 pages ; 23 cm
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Other Title:
Color, sex, and race from the Harlem Renaissance to World War II
Subjects:
African American women -- Race identity -- 20th century.
African American women -- Social conditions -- 20th century.
Beauty, Personal -- Social aspects -- United States -- 20th century.
African American women -- Race identity.
African American women -- Social conditions.
Beauty, Personal -- Social aspects.
United States.
Summary:
"Laila Haidarali's "Brown Beauty: Color, Sex, and Race from the Harlem Renaissance to World War II" is a critical study of racial issues and specifically the meanings of the word "brown" when used as a reference to physical appearance of African American women during the time period from the Harlem Renaissance to World War II"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents:
Introduction
Brown beginnings : imaging the new Negro woman in 1920s literary print culture
Beautiful brown skin : advertising new Negro womanhood
"Of the brown-skin type" : Madonnas, mulattas, and modern women in literary print culture
"To a brown girl" : the Harlem Renaissance and the poetic discourse of brown
Browning the dark princess : Asian Indian embodiment of new Negro
Womanhood in Du Bois's fiction
Sociological discourses on color, class, youth, and gender, from Depression to World War II
Epilogue.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:
9781479875108
1479875104
9781479802081
1479802085
OCLC:
1007035646