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  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Rutgers University Press (July 1 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0813523125
  • ISBN-13: 978-0813523125
  • Product Dimensions: 21.3 x 13.8 x 1.1 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 249 g
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #797,723 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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By A Customer on Sept. 27 2000
Format: Paperback
I used this book in several college papers I wrote as an undergraduate student, a paper I published on the politics of hair among children of African decent, and I still read it today. Rooks talks about hair and African women in advertising, popular and political culture and she really explains the historical contexts of these hair issues. A great read for any student, and non-student who is interested in diging a little deeper in the hair issues sorrounding African women.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
You'll refer to it over and over again Sept. 27 2000
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I used this book in several college papers I wrote as an undergraduate student, a paper I published on the politics of hair among children of African decent, and I still read it today. Rooks talks about hair and African women in advertising, popular and political culture and she really explains the historical contexts of these hair issues. A great read for any student, and non-student who is interested in diging a little deeper in the hair issues sorrounding African women.
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Hair Politics Aug. 26 2001
By "divastate" - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
Excellent resource for delving into the Politics of black hair in America. From jobs, to advertising, to day to day living hair affects African Americans in ways culturally and historically that many groups never confront. Great resource for women of all races to learn the political truth behind black hair.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Very Personable and Deep Book... Nov. 7 2008
By ~Sunshine~ - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I think that this was an awsome read. It talks about how African American women relate things with psychology, culture and hair. To me this book was very personal. For many women hair is more than just hair and there are lots of complexities as to why we wear our hair the way we may, or who makes those choices and how society may feel about ourt hair (rather straight or kinky).
Good read June 15 2013
By Sharon - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
There is so much discussion about African American Hair. It is good to know more of the history regarding our hair.

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