Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Developing A Critical Consciousness: Black Women and the Intersection of Hair and Power
by Swanagan, Maserati, M.A., Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, 2014, 18; 1571649
Abstract (Summary)

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.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Weissinger, Sandra
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
Source Type: DISSERTATION
Subjects: African American Studies, Black studies, Womens studies, Ethnic studies
Keywords: Afrocentric theory, Black women's standpoint theory, Critical consciousness, Hair, Symbolic interactionism
Publication Number: 1571649
ISBN: 9781321435092
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