This thesis addresses the connection between Black women's hair care preferences and formal and informal Afrocentric pedagogy. This issue is framed by the use of Afrocentric theory in compilation with Black Women's Standpoint theory and Symbolic Interactionism. Through the use of qualitative interviews this project seeks to highlight the many factors that go into the choices Black women make about how to wear their hair, including education, familial influence, media, and personal preference.
|Commitee:||Frey-Spurlock, Connie, Kauzlarich, David|
|School:||Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville|
|Department:||Sociology and Criminal Justice Studies|
|School Location:||United States -- Illinois|
|Source:||MAI 54/02M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||African American Studies, Black studies, Womens studies, Ethnic studies|
|Keywords:||Afrocentric theory, Black women's standpoint theory, Critical consciousness, Hair, Symbolic interactionism|
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