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Brown beauty : color, sex, and race from the Harlem Renaissance to World War II  Cover Image E-book E-book

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

Haidarali, Laila (author.).

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  • OCLC: on1045068801
  • ISBN: 1479802085
  • ISBN: 9781479802081
  • ISBN: 1479875104
  • ISBN: 9781479875108
  • ISBN: 1479865494
  • ISBN: 9781479865499
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource
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  • Published: New York :New York University Press,[2018]
  • Publisher: New York : New York University Press, [2018]

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Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index.
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.
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
Subject: Beauty, Personal -- Social aspects -- United States -- 20th century
African American women -- Social conditions -- 20th century
African American women -- Race identity -- 20th century

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